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50th Anniversary of Earth Day local events

The following is a collective list of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day:

Daily, Apr. 21st through May 10th

An any time Tribute to Earth Day self-guided walk featuring Houghton Elementary 4th grade Earth day Art at KLT Paavola Wetlands. https://keweenawlandtrust.org/protected-lands/paavola-wetlands-nature-area

Wed. Apr. 22

7 p.m., Keweenaw Land Trust’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Concert on Facebook Live with Marquette environmentalists and musicians John Gillette and Sarah Mittlefehldt https://www.facebook.com/JohnGilletteSarahMittlefehldt/posts/3359259664125388 All donations will be matched 1:1 to raise funds to complete acquisition of Lake Glazon Natural Area in Keweenaw County

Thurs. Apr. 23

7 p.m., Native Plant Symposium Part 1: Brent Hanson, co-owner of Hanson’s Garden Village, in Rhinelander, WI will present “Singing in the Rain–N. WI and U.P. Rain Gardens.” Next, Carol Maass of Friends of the Porkies, in Ontonagon, will speak on “Pollinator Garden as a Service-Learning Project.”

Saturday, Apr. 25

6 to 8 p.m., UPEC 2020 Celebrate the U.P. event this year “virtually.” See https://www.upenvironment.org/2020celebrate-the-up. Presentations will be recorded and available later at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_SGwX-pXW4wCz646OPJDQ .

Apr. 28

7 to 8 p.m., Discussion on “What Happens to Houghton County Recyclables?” with Eagle Waste (Eagle River) owner, Alan Alba, Sponsored by Copper Country Recycling Initiative (CCRI). Join zoom meeting via this link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/93569258008

Apr. 30

7 p.m., Native plant Symposium Part 2, Sue Trull, botanist for the Ottawa Nat. Forest, will present “Monarchs and Milkweeds–All Hands-on Deck.” Second talk, “Using Native Plants to Support Pollinators,” by Jackie Manchester-Kempke, of Houghton, an extension master gardener.

May 7

7 p.m. Keweenaw Land Trust’s Natural Hist. Book Club discussion of Doug Tallamy’s Nature’s Best Hope via zoom https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/97540560051?pwd=clFwY0d6RUo0RkxFb2FvQ1MxZXR2Zz09 Password: 703851

June 27

Stay tuned. MTU’s Sustainability House Waste Reduction Drive rescheduled, so keep collecting Styrofoam containers, plastic bottle caps, batteries and foil lined granola and energy bar wrappers.

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