MAKE EVERY DAY EARTH DAY
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.
Did You Know?
The bighorn sheep disappeared from the area in the 1800s. In the 1970s, Montana and Wyoming state game agencies translocated sheep into nearby areas. Descendants of these sheep moved into the range along Bighorn Canyon and today the estimated population is 150 to 200. More...