5K Strut Your Stuff Trash Walk!
2017 EARTH WEEK
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This is year FOUR that Southwest Organization for Sustainability (SOS) has promoted celebration of Earth Day by encouraging individuals, organizations and businesses in our community to sponsor an appropriate activity during the week that includes Earth Day, April 17 through Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Activities include bird walks, free recycling, plant sales, free films, Life Long Learning presentations, free food, 5K Trash Walks, tree planting, and more. This year we will also have an Earth Day Fair from 10 – 2 on Saturday at the Pagosa High School (click here for list of speakers) (click here for list of Information Tables 2017). At 2:30 the March for Science as part of the International March for Science “Science, Not Silence” will gather at the Ross Aragon Community Center parking lot . This is a community in action celebrating Planet Earth just as she begins to burst forward with new life. Click here for the complete schedule of events and visit businesses promoting our celebration – Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill and Pagosa Baking Company.
Pagosa Springs, CO – Volunteers make a difference!!
This year, Step Outdoors has two projects. The first is our traditional 5K trash walk. Participants will be assigned a 1.5-mile section of road to walk gathering the unsightly trash from the winter polluters. The Hot Spot project is new in 2017 and is a collaboration with Pagosa Area Trails Council (PATC). Interested participants will carpool to a local shooting area to clean the micro trash and bullets and bullets and more bullets. Volunteers for the Hot Spot project are encouraged to bring a garden/leaf rake.
This is one of many events being held during the Earth Week celebration. Participants meet at 9:00 am at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 22nd. Everyone should be done by 12:00 pm. Individuals who confirm before Saturday that they will be attending are invited to a simple BBQ after the clean-up. Donation dishes are accepted.
Bring gloves, water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Long pants and shirts are recommended. Trash bags are provided. Prizes and goodies for all participants.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and continues as a movement to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. This community project is focused on continuing to promote a more sustainable community and respect for our landscape.
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Free Recycling at the County Transfer Station and displays at the Ruby Sisson Library;
UU Fellowship trash pick-up meets at Pagosa Brewing Parking lot at 9am
Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership Dome Tour & Plant Sale, Centennial Park, 11am-4pm
Mountain High Gardeners Plant Sale and Garden Expo at County Extension Building; 10am-12noon
Film, Watershed at the Liberty Theater sponsored by San Juan Water Conservancy District and SOS, 5:30pm.
Audubon Society Bird Walk and Identification meets at Four Mile Ranch Guest House, 8:30am
Loaves and Fishes share a community meal at the Parish Hall on Lewis Street 11:30am-1pm
Life Long Learning Series, Climate Reality Project: Meeting the Challenge Head on, Holly Metzler presenting at the Ruby M Sisson Library, 5:30-7pm
Tree Planting, everyone welcome, Town Parks and Rec Dept, Yamaguchi Park, 9:30am