WEEKEND: Earth Day events set on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

Events in honor of Earth Day, which is Tuesday, are set this weekend.

Here is a sample of what is offered on the North Olympic Peninsula:

Wild Birds Unlimited

GARDINER — Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 U.S. Highway 101, will have its ninth annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Highlighting the day’s festivities are nonprofit organizations, the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center and Discovery Bay Bird Rescue.

Jaye and Gary Moore of the center and Cindy Daily of the rescue will be there with their rehabilitated birds of prey and rescued songbirds.

Local bluegrass master Cort Armstrong and FarmStrong will make an appearance, the Northwest Bluegrass Band will jam in the garden all afternoon, and the Wind People will give a short recital of flute music performed by grade school students at noon.

Visitors are invited to bring their children, some lawn chairs or a blanket; have lunch out on the lawn; listen to music; and learn about local organizations.

Donations for the raptor center also will be accepted.

For more information, phone 360-797-7100 or visit www.gardiner.wbu.com.

Earth Day cleanup

PORT TOWNSEND — Main Street Earth Day Spring Clean Up volunteers are invited to meet at Adams Street Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help with weeding and maintenance in the park.

Boiler Room volunteers are participating, and Labor Leaders is working with the Port Townsend Main Street Program to paint the Tyler Street staircase.

Additional Port Townsend Main Street beautification and maintenance projects include the Hanging Flower Basket Program, year-round maintenance of the Cotton Building restrooms, Tyler Street Port-O-Let, Adams Street Park and rain garden maintenance, bird abatement program and seasonal pressure washing.

To volunteer, phone the Main Street office at 360-385-7911 or email admin@ptmainstreet.org.

To order a hanging flower basket, contact Henery’s Garden Center at 360-385-3354.

To order the Port Townsend Main Street watering/maintenance program, email admin@ptmainstreet.org or phone 360-385-7911

Fort Worden cleanup

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, in a collaboration with Washington State Parks, the Friends of Fort Worden, Washington CoastSavers and Sport Townsend, will host an Earth Day Clean-Up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers will meet at the center’s Natural History Exhibit across the street from the Fort Worden beach.

The first 25 volunteers to arrive will receive free hats from Sport Townsend.

RSVPs are not required but are encouraged to get an accurate head count.

For more information or to register, contact Johnson at 360-385-5582, ext. 204, or ajohnson@ptmsc.org.

Peabody Creek

PORT ANGELES — The Friends of Peabody Creek are forming a large Earth Day work party Saturday.

This work party will be one of many Strait-wide cleanups and a part of Washington Coast Cleanup 2014.

To RSVP for Friends of Peabody Creek, email Larry Montague at intern@nosc.org or phone 379-8051.

Visit www.coastsavers.org for more information on all the cleanup sites.

Earth Week at PC

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College is winding up a celebration of Earth Week today and Saturday.

The college’s Earth Week activities, sponsored by the Associated Student Council, began Tuesday.

Today’s event will feature community organizations sharing their projects and information with the student body from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pirate Union Building.

The organizations include CoastSavers, Olympic Climate Action, Olympic Environmental Council, Sierra Club and more.

The student council also will hand out seeds to students at 12:30 p.m.

The week’s activities will conclude Saturday when the 12 council members and two advisers spend the day cleaning Third Beach near LaPush.

The week kicked off Tuesday with a Recycled Trash Relay Race, followed by the Ocean Garbage Dunk on Wednesday in which contestants bobbed for candy in containers of water polluted with debris.

For more information, phone 360-417-6432 or email asc@pencol.edu.

Last modified: April 17. 2014 3:37PM
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