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Join us for a celebration of Earth Day and the 10-year anniversary of Rio de Los Angeles State Park (1900 N. San Fernando Rd)!
This event will be a great way for you to learn more about sustainability, as well as connect with sustainability solutions at booths representing community groups, and also celebrate the art of local youth. On stage, we’ll have speakers giving talks on a variety of sustainability topics, and in between these talks will be performances from local youth (dance, instrumental, choral). There will also be an art garden to display local youth artworks (contact us if you’d like to be included).
PLUS! don’t miss:
FREE TREES will be given out starting at 1pm, until they’re gone, courtesy of NE Trees & the City Plants program.
LIVE SCREENPRINTING! Bring your own 100% cotton t-shirt or totebag to have it screenprinted right before your eyes. You’ll have your choice of 4 designs.
12:30 – 1:00 – Opening Ceremony
1:00 – 1:15 – Department of Sanitation – what goes in the blue bins?
1:15 – 1:30 – Leigh Jerrard – the ongoing water shortage & ways to be water-wise
1:30 – 1:45 – Studio School String Ensemble
1:45 – 2:15 – DJ Quinfinity, 7th grader (Irving STEAM Middle) from the U Create Youth Workshop
2:15 – 2:30 – Lisa Novick – greener gardening practices for happier plants & cleaner air
2:30 – 3:00 – Performance by Renaissance Arts Academy High School
3:00 – 3:15 – Loraine Lundquist – sustainability is more than environmentalism: why it’s important
3:15 – 3:45 – Student DJ from the U Create Youth Workshop
3:45 – 4:15 – Performance by Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts Elementary
4:15 – 4:30 – Jane Demian & Natalie Freidberg – importance of trees & their proper care
4:30 – 4:45 – Tina Sanchez – the social justice dimension of sustainability; reasons for urgency
4:45 – 5:00 – DJs encore / outro
This event is co-sponsored by Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, Glassell Park Improvement Association, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, Council District 1’s Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, The California State Parks Foundation, and Northeast Trees.
NorthEast Trees is hosting a tree planting event in the natural wetlands area of Rio de Los Angeles State Park on the morning of Glassell Park’s upcoming Earth Day event (which will also be held in Rio de Los Angeles State Park) on Saturday, April 22nd. The event is funded by the California State Parks Foundation, and you’re invited to sign up now. They need 75 volunteers total, and the spots are filling up fast!
To participate, you must register online at http://calparks.org/earthday (choose Rio De Los Angeles State Park from the drop-down box) and you must also fill out the waiver form: print (two-sided if possible), fill in ONLY the info at the bottom of 2nd page, and bring with you on day of event (use THIS waiver form linked to above, not the one from the calparks.org link).
- Invasive species removal
- Water existing trees
- Mulching trees and planting beds
- Spreading seeds including native grasses and wildflowers
- Planting 20 new native trees
- Signed volunteer waiver
- Water bottle
- sunscreen, sunglasses & hat
- Garden gloves
- Sturdy shoes
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
9am to 12:30pm
*check-in at 8:30am!
Rio de Los Angeles State Park
1900 N. San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065