April 11, 2013 –
MAYETTA: The 15th Annual Earth Day is scheduled for April 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prairie Peoples Park. Several exercise activities are planned for the day along with environmental and program information booths that will give tips about recycling and saving the earth. The event is free and open to the public.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the popular 3-Mile Predictor’s Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Other activities will include a new ½ mile run called the Zombie Run along with the 3-mile bike ride and other fun games and activities for children and their families.
Registered participants will receive an Earth Day t-shirt and there will be chances for earth-friendly prizes won through raffles. In addition, there will be a tree/shrub giveaway as long as items last.
The event is being sponsored by the Division of Planning and EPA, and other sponsors for the day are The Prairie Band Potawatomi Police Department, Language Department, Tribal Victim’s Services, Diabetes Program, Housing Department, the Healing to Wellness Court program and the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.
Food and craft vendors are wanted with no fee involved as long as waste reduction techniques are utilized in all vendor stands.
In related news, the Division of Planning and EPA are also sponsoring an organized Roadside Clean-Up on some of the main roads located on the reservation on April 19. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the roads and precautions will be used to keep volunteers safe. For time and meeting place and for other information concerning Earth Day please call the EPA Department at 785.966.2946.
Below are some scenes from last year’s Earth Day: