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Earth Day Celebration Set At Gorge Discovery Center

Earth Day celebration played for Sunday, April 21.

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will hold its first Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 21, 2002 from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme for the day is "How Green is the Gorge?"

The event is designed to provide common ground for the community to experience a variety of environmental happenings in the Columbia River Gorge and to become familiar with entities throughout the Gorge who are addressing these issues and integrating positive environmental practices in their lives and businesses.

"This is a chance for people and organizations to share 'earth friendly' ideas," said Jen Dickson, Education Assistant at the Center. "We encourage everyone to join us in our mission to support stewardship in the Columbia River Gorge."

In addition to providing the community with the environmental happenings in the Gorge, the day will also involve the public in fun, hands-on-activities reflecting the issues and accomplishments by Earth Day participants. Activities will include making your own watershed, constructing homemade bird feeders, and planting seeds that can be taken home.

Community participants involved in the Earth Day Celebration include Friends of the Gorge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Columbia Riverkeepers, and Jr. Master Gardeners from Chenowith Elementary School.

To reserve a participant space, please contact Jen Dickson at (541) 296-8600 ext. 204.

Other community activities based at the center include Mosier Waterfront walks at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the Mosier Flower Show located in the River Gallery.

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