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Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day 2012!

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Date: April 12, 2012
Contact: Robert Henry, (907) 733-9110

Spring is in the air, and the Upper Susitna Valley is celebrating it and this planet we call home during the 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 21. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the changing of the season, and the activities suitable for all ages taking place from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in downtown Talkeetna.

The theme for this year's celebration is "Community Earth." Earth friendly products, information, arts, and crafts will be available to peruse or purchase in order to demonstrate how local choices can benefit the health of the global community. Free fair trade coffee will be available to participants who bring their own mug or other beverage container. Those without a container can purchase coffee for $1.00. 

ARAMARK is facilitating recycling for this event. Community residents and other participants are encouraged to bring cardboard, #1 and#2 plastics, aluminum, and steel cans for recycling. The event will not be able to accept glass and scrap metal.

Earth Day activities are made possible by many volunteers, businesses, and organizations that support sustainable living. For additional information or to reserve exhibitor space, please contact Bob Henry, National Park Service Education Specialist.

Did You Know?

a moose with small antlers amid brush

Warmer average temperatures over several decades have resulted in expansion of woody vegetation. If this warming trend continues, it will change Alaska's ecosystems and drastically alter the physical appearance of Denali's landscape, as treeline marches higher up the mountains.