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:
April 7, Gardenpalooza at Fir Point Farms, Aurora, OR, 8 am-4 pm, over 40 vendors; see their website for coupons and directions http://www.gardenpalooza.com/
Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, Hortlandia's 30th Anniversary, Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th, 10 am to 3 pm at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Columbian Garden Club Annual Plant Sale When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Corbett Fire Hall (next door to Corbett Fire Station) 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon
Sat. April 28, Gresham, METRO Hazardous Waste at Mt. Hood Community College, from 9a-2p
Powell Valley Garden Club's Plant Sale is Saturday, May 5th. Starts at 9 AM Ends at 1PM. Location: Powell Valley Covenant Church, 1335 SE 282nd, Gresham, OR 97080.