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Santa Fe County Celebrates Earth Day 2021 – Day 2
April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT
Earth Day 2021: Restoring and Rewilding
Earth Day 2021, with the theme of restoration, is upon us this month. The 51st year of this celebration will be honored on April 22nd.
Given all that nature has done to see us through the challenges of a global pandemic, the County is starting a little earlier and stretching out the celebration for several weeks. Volunteer planting events featuring pollinators-friendly plants to entice more bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and drought tolerant trees for erosion control and shade, will be held in each of the five districts for five Saturdays in a row.
The first event will kick off on April 17th and continue each Saturday thereafter, through May 15th. These events will be Covid safe and therefore volunteers are asked to register online for a time slot. And check out the County’s social media online video for announcements from each district Commissioner!
Event locations and times include:
1) Pojoaque Recreation Complex, Saturday, April 17: 9:00-5:00 p.m.
2) Santa Fe River, San Ysidro Crossing, Saturday, April 24: 9:00-5:00 p.m.
3) Hondo Fire Station, Saturday, May 1: 9:00-1:00 p.m.
4) Edgewood Senior Center, Saturday May 8: 9:00-5:00 p.m.
5) Max Coll Community Center, Saturday, May 15: 9:00-5:00 p.m.
Even if you can’t make this event or a formal Earth Day celebration activity, remember that your backyard or whichever area you have available to plant and/or steward native pollinator-friendly plants and drought tolerant trees, is an option available to all of us and goes a long way in making a difference. Rewilding landscapes is a worldwide movement that serves to increase biodiversity and create habitats that are more resilient for all forms of life. Happy Earth Day and may we all find the joy and healthy solace that restored and thriving nature can bring to every minute of every day!