Earth Day celebration planned

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Love your home planet? Yeah, me too. If you’d like to show some love back to this rock we call home, local nonprofit will be hosting an event on Sunday, April 22, the 48th annual Earth Day. 

The “North Idaho Earth Day Celebration and March,” will start at Farmin Park at 12 p.m. Organizers said the event will help “honor our precious planet and renew our commitment to environmental awareness.”

Community groups will be in attendance with tables highlighting their work, and there will be speakers from CANSS (Citizens Against the Newport Silicon Smelter) and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper.

Fun kid-friendly activities are also planned, including a hands-on demonstration of birds’ feathers in an oil slick, face painting with endangered species themes, drum-making for the March’s drum beat and an Earth Day themed costume contest for children and adults.

All are welcome, and attendees are encouraged to bring signs for the march, which will encompass 10 blocks on sidewalks.

Those interested in attending should meet at Farmin Park at the corner of Third Ave. and Main St. in Sandpoint. For more information, check out the Sandpoint Annual Earth Day Festival Facebook page, or call Sparrow Ivy at (208) 627-9084.

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