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MAKE EVERY DAY EARTH DAY

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Date: April 8, 2010
Contact: Christy Fleming, 307-548-5406
Contact: Jennifer Schneider, 307-548-5420

Make Every Day Earth Day

The Arbor Day Committee, Earth Day Committee, and Bighorn Canyon invite and encourage you to come and enjoy the first annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the Western Sugar Park, one block north of the Western Sugar Factory, from 9AM 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 Arbor Day Committee will hand out trees starting at 9 AM until they are gone.  The following are a list of speakers and demonstrations. 

            List of Speakers and topics:

            9:00      Christy Fleming - Welcome Message     

            10:00    John Delvo - MDU Sustainable Practices

            11:00    Dallen Smith - Composting

            12:00    Ken Kerns - Coalbed Natural Gas Alliance - Energy

                        Development in the Bighorn Basin

            12:30    Bighorn County Extension- Tree Trimming

            List of Demonstrations given throughout the day:

            NPS with Friends of Bighorn Lake - Invasive Mussel Prevention

            Mary Jo Decker - Community Recycling

            Allan Hardtke - The Solar Power Wagon

            Ken Pike - Goats Used for Weed Control

            Friends of Bighorn Lake - Youth Fishing and Casting

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.  In 1972, two years later, Arbor Day was established to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

Working together the organizations, businesses, and agencies in the Lovell area decided that Arbor Day and Earth Day went hand in hand.  It was decided that a festival would be a great way to further educate our community 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 307-548-5404 or Jennifer Schneider at 307-548-5420.

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