Cortney Lee-Comeau
Coordinator, Outreach, Programs & Partnerships
7 Minerva St. E.
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1W4

Phone: 705-789-5232 X3408

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Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. It is one of the most celebrated environmental events worldwide. This spring the Huntsville Public Library, the Town of Huntsville, EcoMuskoka and Transition Huntsville have an entire week of activities planned for you and your family to celebrate Earth Week. There is something for everyone from April 17-23.


Getting to the Other Side: How did the Salamander Cross the Road
Tuesday, April 18 | 4:00-5:30 PM

Muskoka Watershed Council presents David LeGros talking about his latest research on the impact of logging on salamanders as part of their Environmental Lecture Series. Please RSVP to 

Urban Treescape Application
April 19-May 26

Are you interested in having a tree planted in your yard? Enhance your lot and the streetscape by planting a native tree. View the application form and apply today.

Green Tapestry Radio Show *
Thursday, April 20 | 10:30 AM 

Listen live to the Green Tapestry show on Hunters Bay Radio hosted by Mike Peppard. 

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 20 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Ages 2-5

Storytime is an excellent way to introduce young children to stories, songs and your public library.  Join us for earth week themed picture books. 

Earth Week Crafting
Thursday, April 20 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Ages 5-12

Visit your library to be creative and make an a birdfeeder out of cheerios for Earth Week.  Registration opens Monday, March 6.

Green Drinks *
Thursday, April 20 | 6:30 PM
Adults Only 

Join in the conversation! Green Drinks is an informal event where green businesses and like minded people can get together and share ideas. You must RSVP in advance to this event by contacting Cortney at the Library. This event takes place at the Farmers Daughter on highway 60. 

Annual Compost Giveaway *
Friday, April 21 | 8 AM until it's gone

Pick up free nutrient rich compost soil, just in time for spring! The Town of Huntsville, in partnership with the District Municipality of Muskoka, will be giving away free compost at Madill Works Yard located at 169 Madill Church Road. Residents are responsible for shovelling their own compost. 

  • First come, first served while supplies last.
  • Bring your shovel. No motorized equipment allowed.
  • Bring a container or bag for your compost.

Seedy Saturday
Saturday, April 22 | 1:00- 4:00 PM
All ages

Seedy Saturday's are events that happen all across the globe. Join us for a community seed swap, check out local seed and produce vendors, attend one of our workshops on gardening, sprouting, seed saving or vermicomposting. We will have samples, seeds and seedlings. You don't have to be a pro to enjoy this great event. Everyone is welcome to drop in!

Community Clean Up *
Sunday, April 23 | Anytime
All ages

Are you looking to make a difference in your neighbourhood? Why not head outside and clean up some of the trash that has accumulated over the winter. Make sure to wear your gloves and place trash out on your designated collection day. 

Native Plant Sale
All Week
All Ages

Each year, Muskoka Conservancy hosts a native plant sale. This is a chance for you to purchase a variety of native trees, shrubs and perennials for your property.  Native plants are hardy for our Muskoka climate, often require very little maintenance and most importantly, match what nature would have grown on our properties.  Join the latest trend by planting and growing native species! More information and order form can be found at


* Events with an asterisk beside them take place outside of the Library. All others will be held within our Library building.