Earth Day Celebration

Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2010 by »

This April we celebrate the 40th Annual Earth Day! The hallmarks of what Earth Day means (clean air, clean water, habitat preservation) represent conservation values shared by a vast majority or people.  Although there are different visions of how best to achieve these goals, Wilderness Designation is recognized by many as one of the as one of the best, and most lasting, protections we can provide.

The actual Earth Day is on April 22nd, which this year falls on a Thursday. While some Earth Day celebrations will occur on Thursday, many communities will hold events on the weekend before, or after. We see nothing wrong with celebrating all week, or even all year for that matter!

In Sandpoint, over 20 conservation and community groups will join together On Thursday April 22 for the Sandpoint Earth Day Festival, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sandpoint Events Center, Pine and Euclid. Enjoy local dinner fare, great music, and kids activities, while celebrating what’s being done to protect our planet. No-host bar, book-signing, live owls, free trees and more! Sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. More information at:

In Bonners Ferry, “Green Pride Day”, celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day, will be held April 24, 2010 from 10-4 at Memorial Hall, Boundary County Fairgrounds.

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will be hosting tables at both events and we hope you will stop by to visit and celebrate Earth Day with us!

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

An avid long distance hiker, Phil's experience on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trails brought a passion for wild places and motivated him to work towards protecting the one of the last and largest wild places in northern Idaho and Western Montana, the Scotchman Peaks.

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