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2008 Media Releases

April 16, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Gene Hanlon, City Recycling Coordinator, 441-7043


Mayor Chris Beutler invites the public to an Earth Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20 in Lincolnís Antelope Park. The Mayor will announce two new environmental initiatives for local government at 1 p.m. near the Antelope Park band shell. Activities will take place at the band shell and in the nearby Auld Recreation Center.

Other activities will include live music at the band shell, art displays, environmental exhibits, food samples and interactive attractions for kids. This free, no-litter event is sponsored by the Coalition for the Environment and Earth Day.

As part of the Cityís observance of Earth Day, Midland Recycling will have bales of recycled plastic on display from April 18 through 25 at four location: Antelope Park, Holmes Lake, the Pioneers Park Nature Center and the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street.

Earth Day is celebrated every April with the goal of nurturing life on our planet. The first Earth Day, celebrated in April of 1970, helped lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. The initial Earth Day event brought 20 million Americans into streets, parks and auditoriums around the country to call attention to the need for a healthy and sustainable environment. Earth Day is officially celebrated this year on Tuesday April 22.

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