EARTH DAY FESTIVAL 2017

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February 16, 2017
Glendora’s Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Glendora Civic Center, located at 116 E. Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This popular free community event provides a unique opportunity to learn about the environment in a family – friendly setting. It’s an entire day of “green” education, live entertainment, vendors, food and fun activities for all ages.

The purpose of the Earth Day Festival is to educate residents on ways to be environmentally aware and for them to learn how they can make a difference. The goal is to remind people to take action now to protect the environment before it’s too late.
Event activities are listed below and will be free of charge to the public.

Collection Services – A number of collections services will be available including: Confidential Document Destruction, Used Motor Oil and Filter collections, Safe Drug Drop Off and Beverage Container Recycling.

Community Bike Ride - This leisurely family friendly ride begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs through Glendora’s Historic neighborhood. The ride is approximately 4.5 miles in length and takes roughly 45 minutes to complete. Register ahead of time by visiting www.CityofGlendora.org/register and typing in the search code “Earth Day”. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot between Vista Bonita Ave and Wabash Ave.

Youth Activities – Make art using recycled books, jump in our bounce house, view an animal magic show, participate in an eco-friendly scavenger hunt, and visit the selfie stop with “Mighty Mike” of Athens Services. Other youth activities include face painting, gardening, a chance to take the “Earth Day Pledge”, and a viewing of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”.

Shuttle to the Nature Center and Colby Trail - Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Nature Center and Native Plants Garden, located at the Colby Trailhead, and operated by the Glendora Community Conservancy.

Eco Tour of Glendora - A fun and informative shuttle tour designed to learn about Environmentally friendly projects and points of interest in Glendora! 

Explore Big Dalton Wilderness Area – Shuttle to the north end of the city, tucked in the Glendora canyons. Hike the trail and discover the different ecosystems, from the riparian belt with streams traversing the trails to the Oak Woodlands where Oaks twist and turn to reach specks of sunlight.

Explore the Exciting World of Plants – Participate in this hands-on activity that will introduce youth to a variety of different types of plants. Kids will engage their natural curiosity and wonder by gardening and planting their own flowers and shrubs.

Earth Day Workshops – Learn how to select plants that will survive and thrive in a drought at the Drought Tolerant & Native Species Plants Workshop. Maintain a successful garden at the Smart Gardening & Composting Workshop or maximize the use of rain water at the Garden Design with Rain Barrels Workshop.

Come join the city in making a difference. For more information or to become a vendor, please visit our web-site at www.CityofGlendora.org/earthday We look forward to seeing you there to make a difference in our environment, starting today!