Harvest Moon Festival supports environmental projects, goals

The 15th annual Harvest Moon Festival brought people together for a fall celebration of the natural world Friday.

Although Friday night’s moon was a waxing crescent, the Harvest Moon Festival still glowed with torches and a bonfire. The Friends of Capital Springs used the moon festival to teach people about the environment.

Participants were able to enjoy nature-based activities, such as viewing different types of ecosystems, or even live animals, like snakes and insects. People could also participate in a tree climb or a moonlit walk. Throughout the walk, different nature-based stations were set up for viewing or hands-on activities.

Gallery Night had a silent auction and collected donations during the night. All proceeds and money raised will go back to the Friends of Capital Springs to support their environmental goals and projects.

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