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Celebrate Earth Day - April 22

Apr 02, 2009 11:52AM

Climate change represents the biggest challenge, and the biggest opportunity, ever encountered. Today’s youth will inherit a planet unlike any we have known. Each of us has a pivotal role and responsibility to fundamentally transform our world for the better. Whether it’s making use of renewable energy, biking to school or work or voting for Earth-friendly leaders, we can and must take action now to protect our planet.

Caring citizens are set to participate in thousands of Earth Day events in schools, communities and cities across our country and around the world. Find related events by subject, date and location at http://ww2.earthday.net/search/node.

Plan now to attend and support one of these local Earth Day events:

SIERRA CLUB CALUSA GROUP 2ND ANNUAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Saturday, April 19 Koreshan State Park in Estero From I-75, Exit 123 (Old 19) Explore the beautiful Estero River Art, Food, Music & Environmental Presentations 5K Race 8 am (sign in 7:30 am) Canoe Rides start at 8 am Ecotours & FREE Kayak Rides start at 10 am Canoe Race 3:30 pm Free Admission to the Park for Festival

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Saturday, April 26 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Conservancy’s Nature Center in Naples 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette Rd. More than 20 Environmental Exhibitors Boat Rides & Museum of Natural History

CALUSA NATURE CENTER BEAUTIFICATION DAY Sunday, April 27 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help beautify the Nature Center by joining a work project! Call 275-3435 to register.

EARTH DAY ON SANIBEL ISLAND WATER FOR LIFE Saturday, April 26 12 to 4 p.m. San-Cap Road closed from Tarpon Bay Road to just east of St. Isabel’s Catholic Church for the Celebration. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Call 472-2329 for details and directions. Free Bike Loans Live Music, Activities and Exhibits City of Sanibel Tarpon Bay Weir & Water Management Education Shell Museum offers free admission.

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