04/18/14 In 1970 Earth Day became an official holiday to raise concern about the changing environment around us. We only have one Earth, so it is a necessity to pay attention and take care of the environment. In honor of the environmental movement of Earth Day, the Mayor’s Youth Council will be hosting an upcoming community project.
On Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Mayor’s Youth Council will be leading a cleanup of the yellow river and city parks, as well as planting ten trees in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 25.) The council would greatly appreciate anybody in the community who wishes to help in this upcoming project. Trash bags will be provided to those coming to help, but it is asked for these members of the community to bring work gloves. All participants are required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Everyone will gather at River Park Square and disburse from there to locations around the city. For further information you can contact the Mayor’s Office at 936-6717.
Provided by: Garrett Garver, Public Relations Director Mayor’s Youth Council