• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Lovell Area Community Earth Day Festival

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Date: April 2, 2013
Contact: Christy Fleming, 307-548-5402

The first earth day in 1970 brought to light the deterioration of the environment through pollution, loss of wilderness, extravagant use of our natural resources, and extinction of wildlife. It aligned political groups from all walks of life and the United States Environmental Protection Agency was created. The passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts were also a product of the first earth day.  

Bighorn Canyon invites and encourages you to come and enjoy the Lovell Area Community Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Mural Park, north of the stop light in Lovell, from 10AM to 1PM. Several organizations, businesses, and agencies have worked together to help make this day possible. There will be booths covering everything from composting, to mining methane gas in landfills, to environmental mining practices. The following are a list of speakers.              

List of Speakers and topics:                      

  • 10 - Kick-0ff welcome - Christy Fleming                      
  • 10 - 10:30 - Reclaiming Mining Lands - WyoBen / American Colloid                      
  • 10:30 - 11 - Composting - Gary Emmett                      
  • 11 - 11:30 - High Tunnel Green House - Dallen Smith                      
  • 11:30 - 12 - Rain Fall Simulator - Cory Cole                      
  • 12 - 12:30 - Methane Gas Mining from Billings Landfill - John Delvo                       
  •  12:30 - 1 -Using Drought Tolerant landscaping - Marji Patz

Guest Appearance by Smokey the Bear             

List of Demonstrations and Activities available throughout the event:  

  • National Park Service - The Solar Power Wagon                       
  • Lisa Kimsey - Goats Used for Weed Control                       
  • Junior Ranger Activity                        

 The Lovell Area Community Earth Day Festival includes volunteer organizations, mining industry, federal and state land agencies, and downtown businesses. Each group has designed family friendly booths that focus on way we can all help to protect the environment. The festival is a fun way for all of us to learn about environmentally friendly habits organizations have adopted and that we all can incorporate into our daily lives to "Make Every Day Earth Day."  

For questions about this event, please contact Christy Fleming at 307-548-5402.

Did You Know?

Red chugwater cliffs at Horseshoe Bend, photo by Sharon Genaux

There are five distinct rock layers exposed in the ridge at Horseshoe Bend. The Sundance Formation contains marine fossils such as gryphaea, belemnites, and crinoid stems. Above the Sundance, the Morrison Formation, of Jurassic age, contains diplodocus and allosaurus dinosaur fossils. More...