Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. Several organizations in Delta County will be hosting events this week to celebrate.
First, on Thursday, April 19, Revolution Brewing will be donating $1 of every pint they sell to the NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center's watershed programs.
There will also be registration forms for the Conservation Center's annual River Awareness Float Trip available at the brewery. The float trip will be on May 19.
On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, the NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center will host a Paonia River Park Clean-Up Day. Volunteers will clean up the park to get it ready for spring boating and swimming. The event will go from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, trowels, rakes, tarps and a picnic lunch. All ages are welcome.
In the afternoon from 3-4:30 p.m., join students from the North Fork Vision Program at the Paonia Public Library for a presentation about the "Health of the Watershed." Vision students have collected water-quality samples at the Paonia River Park every month for the last two years. Students will present the results of their monitoring. Family-friendly activities before and after the presentation will include a touch tank of river bugs, an interactive watershed model, and river games.
Finally, as Earth Day 2012 concludes, the Paradise Theatre will be screening the acclaimed documentary, "For the Next 7 Generations," which tells the story of The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
Celebrate the Grandmothers' vision and unite your voice with their call to heal the planet through their indigenous practices, their ancient wisdom and their deep understanding of the way Our Mother Earth works.
Brought together by a common vision of peace, 13 tribal elders, all grandmothers from across the globe, traveled to eight different countries to share one powerful message of hope. Five years in the making and shot on location from the remote villages of the Amazon to the steps of the Vatican, this award-winning film follows these amazing women as they face a world in crisis.
The film will be followed by an evening of music and dancing with Paonia's Mojo! The film screens at 7 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. "For the Next 7 Generations" will also screen on April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus