Join Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation in a planting on the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. The Vernal Equinox is when the Sun crosses the equator and moves northwards. The Vernal equinox marks the first official day of spring. What better way to celebrate than to plant new life in the parks?! Spring is a great time to establish native plants, allowing them to mature with the spring rains and flourish with the warm weather to come. All are welcome to volunteer with this planting. Volunteers 16 years and under will require the supervision of a parent or guardian.