Monday, April 5, 2010

Earth Day Celebration

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Worldwide this April people will be participating in projects that connect them in service to the natural world, and that help to raise awareness of ecological issues. Earth Day began in 1970 when US Senator Gaylord Nelson launched a grassroots "environmental teach-in" that took the form of environmental clean-ups, restoration projects, and educational projects nationwide.

On Saturday April 17th here at the ACEC we'll be planting and launching floating islands to help clean up the water in Deep Mill Pond. We'll also plant shrubs and flowers to create butterfly and bird habitat gardens around our new building. A bit of trash cleanup will round out the morning of restoration activities (8 am - noon).
We'll break for a free BBQ lunch, sponsored by Buchanan Capital, LLC. During lunch, Amy Cilimburg will give a short presentation on Birds in a Warming World. Then we'll go hiking in search of birds and insects, and will learn about life in the ponds while practicing our canoeing skills. Join for an hour or the whole day! Families are welcome. No fee for participation. Bring water, sun protection (hat and sunblock), and work gloves. Also a shovel if you have one (please make sure to label it with your name).
I hope to see you soon! Call me with any questions (Heather Ristow at 406 - 294 - 5099 or

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