Submitted by The Alpine Experience
At The Alpine Experience, we firmly believe that every day is Earth Day. The Earth could sure use some rest days, some time to heal and recover from the past couple of centuries. And while we can’t declare that everyone on earth should come together and celebrate the Earth through service, we can invite our community to join us in this important efforts.
Last year was totally fun. Mayor Pete Kmet of Tumwater joined nearly 40 students from Black Hills High School at Tumwater Historical Park to clean up storm debris and ivy. Alpine Experience staff worked with students and community volunteers on projects in
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and even out in the county. Nearly 200 participants joined us that day, in service to Earth.
To that end, on Saturday, April 20 we are once again coordinating a number of service projects, in several locations around the county. Yes, we are technically one day ahead of Earth Day – but if every day is Earth Day, we certainly can celebrate on a Saturday!
We are especially thankful for our partners, including land trusts, parks departments, and others who join with us to put on the event. They provide the expertise, the tools, and the work to be done. We provide the marketing and outreach, you provide the valuable labor – and together we accomplish a great deal.
Our projects this year:Rainier Vista Community Park 475 45th Ave SE, Lacey Register with Lacey Parks: http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/city-government/city-departments/parks-and-recreation/special-park-events/earth-day Nisqually Land Trust Powell Creek Complex,Yelm Register with Nisqually Land Trust: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Celebrate-Earth-Day-with-the-Nisqually-Land-Trust-.html?soid=1106162622249&aid=59ELaYOJv68 Priest Point Park 2600 East Bay Dr. NE, Olympia Register with Olympia Parks: http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/volunteering/volunteers-in-parks Tumwater Historic Park 777 Simons Rd SW, Tumwater Register with Tumwater Parks: http://www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/earth-day-2013-events.html
We will supply all the tools needed, plus refreshments and snacks for all workers. Projects are going to last 2-4 hours, beginning late in the morning.
Will we have free T-shirts this year? We HOPE so, and are working on that. What we will have is a FREE LUNCH – on June 1. Yep, we will also be doing Trails Day Projects on that Saturday, and as part of our Mountain Life Festival, we’ll serve a FREE BARBECUE LUNCH for
ALL who work at EITHER day’s work parties. You will get a voucher at the end of your projects.