Help PEEC honor Earth Day

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By Ralph Damiani

This week, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center has been busy helping us all recognize Earth  Day.

And this weekend, the event winds up with a great show and dinner.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, PEEC will host an Earth Day Festival at their location at 3540 Orange St.

There will be entertainment, food, a farmers’ market, orienteering and displays of Earth-friendly products and practices.

You will meet at the high school and take the free Atomic City Transit shuttle to the event. Another Earth-friendly aspect of the day.

Along with the entertainment and special events, the PEEC Ponderosa Nature Trail will be dedicated in honor of Los Alamos County’s 60th Anniversary celebration. The 23-station trail is PEEC’s gift to Los Alamos County for its 60th anniversary celebration.

Then, on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill, there will be a special dinner, talk and auction of guided outings and more.

The theme for this year’s 10th annual Earth Day celebration is the “Tree of Life,” in recognition of the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, “The Origins of Species.”

We hope you all go to PEEC at some point during the day Saturday to view the exhibits and take part in all the fun activities. A lot of work is put into the day and we should all go and enjoy.

PEEC is truly a local treasure that provides education and local expertise on a variety of environmental issues and topics.

PEEC is an organization that does so much good and deserves our support everyday, all year round.