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[whitespace] Highlights of Local Earth Day Events

April 15

Cotati Earth Day Event La Plaza Park, Cotati, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cotati Creek cleanup, children's activities, free compos, information booths, food, music, Folklorico dancers. 795-1044.

April 22

Sonoma County Earth Day 2000 Festival Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibits, demonstrations, films, videos, tours, workshops, speakers, environmental products and services, music, performers, information booths, and more for adults and kids. 823-8122 or 894-3954.

Free the Rivers: Russian and Eel Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg, 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. River experts and astonishing slide show explore river dynamics, law, and restoration. Suggested donation: $5. 524-9377.

Showcase at New College 98 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Lectures, documentaries, and theater piece on implications of biotechnology, ecology and sustainability, and ecological, affordable housing. 568-0112.

Empire Waste Management Event 3400 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Company offers $1 a pound for CRV aluminum cans and other recyclable materials. Cycler, a robot made wholly from recycled material, entertains. 585-0291.

Restoration Projects Planting, landscaping, construction, cleanup, and many other activities at these locations:

Annadel State Park, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 538-0769 or 538-3164.

Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 869-9177.

Brush Creek, 9 to 11a.m.; tour (bus leaves Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, at 10:30 a.m.).

Coastwalk trail maintenance, Gualala County Park. 829-6689.

Sonoma Coast State Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Linda Finch at 869-9177.

Copeland Creek. Call Dr. David Stokes at 664-2722 or Steven Hernandez at 792-1401.

Salt Point State Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 19 miles north of Jenner, 25050 Hwy. 1. Call Linda Finch at 869-9177.

Healdsburg Foss Creek, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1689 Spur Ridge Lane. Call Robert Gyving at 431-1079.

Sonoma Regional Service Collaborative. To volunteer, call 664-2044 or 573-3355.

April 23

Circle for Peace. Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol. Peace Circle, 7 to 8:30 a.m., links with Washington, D.C., gathering at the Washington marker. Prayers and meditation. Outdoor potluck Easter brunch follows. Contact Jaynellen Kovacevich, jekED2000@webtv.net.

April 29

Ocean Song Earth Day Festival Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center, 19100 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hands-on learning on 350-acre coastal woodland education center for morning of herbal medicine-making, environmental education, organic gardening methods, and native plant identification; and afternoon of dancing, music, and storytelling. Evening celebration: drumming circle, singing, and quiet reflection. Children's program throughout the day. Call Mary Gomes at 664-2173.

Petaluma Earth Day Speakers, booths, music, fun, and more, 1 p.m. Walnut Park, D Street and Petaluma Boulevard North.

Official Groundbreaking LandPaths breaks ground on first segment of the Sonoma Mountain trail, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservation, call 524-9318.


For a complete guide to Sonoma County Earth Day events, call 894-3954 or visit http://www.monitor.net/~ec/earthday.

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From the April 6-12, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.

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