Time to Celebrate our 47th year of Earth Day.  Too many events to list on our website.

This movement really started in the 1960's but it was becoming  nationally known after cities were plagued with un-breathable air; pesticides invading the soils; the Great Lakes reporting large fish kills; Lake Erie was at its "death throes;" and the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was inundated with toxic chemicals and oils which burst into flames due to spontaneous combustion.  In the EPA Journal for January/February 1990, an article by Jack Lewis titled, "The Spirit of the First Earth Day,", there was "an estimated 20 million Americans gathered together on April 22, 1970, to participate in a spectacularly well-publicized environmental demonstration known as "Earth Day." The rallies, teach-ins, speeches, and publicity gambits almost all went smoothly, amid a heady and triumphant atmosphere that was further enhanced by perfect spring weather. But the months leading up to Earth Day had been frantic, and the success of the event had been unpredictable up to the very last moment. " 

Here are some events you may be interested for volunteering:

Sat. April 21, SOLVE IT, go to their website, www.solveoregon.org, for local events happening in your area

Sun. April 22, Gresham, Johnson Creek Watershed, Wisteria Lane, Gresham, from 8:45-12 noon RSVP  to JCWC: Email courtney@jcwc.org or call 503.652.7477, ext. 101

Sat. April 28 Gresham, Recycling, Gresham City Hall parking lot, 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy. from 9a-2p

Sat. April 28, Gresham, METRO Hazardous Waste at Mt. Hood Community College, from 9a-2p

Monthly Board Meeting & Luncheon Hosts:

March – Powell Valley
April – District Luncheon – Ramblin’ Rows
May – Ramblin’ Rows
June – July – Happy Summer
August – Planning Meeting
September – Columbian
October – District Luncheon - Columbian
November – Night Crawlers
December – Merry Christmas

January – Petal Pushers
February – Powell Valley
March – Ramblin’ Rows
April – District Luncheon – Night Crawlers
May – Columbian

*Subject to change due to weather