TCCRG SPONSORS EARTH DAY EVENT IN THREE RIVERS
Organized by TCCRG member Carole Clum, Three Rivers Earth Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 2,
in the Three Rivers Veterans Memorial Building, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Highlights of the event
included walls covered with imaginative Earth Day art created by the students of Three Rivers Union
School and over twenty booths and exhibits featuring a wide range of Earth Day appropriate displays
and learning opportunities.
An Environmental Scavenger Hunt encouraged the students to search their community for earth-friendly
items such as a hybrid car, a clothesline, a green roof, a straw bale house, a native plant garden, a
wildlife-friendly yard, and many other examples of Three Rivers residents’ efforts to promote energy
efficiency and a healthy relationship with their environment. Successful hunters earned a Three Rivers
Earth Day t-shirt.
Among the many exhibitors on hand to spark visitors’ interest, answer questions, and inspire exciting
projects were Tulare County Master Gardeners, Family Farm Fresh, the California Native Plant Society,
the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Southern
California Edison, CAL Fire, Audubon Society, Sierra Club, solar cooker Bill Becker, and TCCRG.
The knowledgeable staffers presented information on how to create wildlife friendly backyards,
composting, conserving water, community-supported agriculture, native plants and organic gardening,
lowering home energy costs, weed management, native birds, clean air, electrical safety, fire hazard
reduction, recycling, and other timely topics.
TCCRG thanks the many volunteers, co-sponsors, and supporters of the event. Generous support came
from the Three Rivers Community Services District, Three Rivers Lions Club, Three Rivers Women’s Club,
Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce, Aguirre Printing, Sonja Hoogeveen, Carlene Mooneyham,
Carol Greninger, Janet Fanning, Luke and Sarah Campe, Team Diana, and Martha Widmann Design.
Carole Clum is already starting to plan the next Three Rivers Earth Day, scheduled for May 1, 2010. If
you’d like to organize an Earth Day celebration and learning event in your community, contact Carole at
561-4661; she’s got loads of names and ideas.
One of our favorites among the many excellent student art works was the one that said, “There is no
Planet B.” May we all, working together, make every day Earth Day in some way.
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