Celebrate Earth Day 2012 in San Luis Obispo by showing your love for Ma Nature this Sunday, April 22 with a number of fun activities throughout the county!
-Get Down to Earth- San Luis Obispo’s El Chorro Regional Park will be holding their Get Down to Earth shindig as a part of a worldwide recognition of the 42nd annual observance of Earth Day. Ride the complementary shuttle, bicycle, or carpool to enjoy the free festivities from 10am-5pm. Check out the booths featuring community organizations, kids activities, for-profit and non-profit businesses, government agencies, and area schools. The solar powered stage presents the music of Brendan James, Midnight Express, and Up in the Air. For questions or volunteer applications, contact the Earth Day Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Cal Parks Volunteering- Show your planet a little love by offering to spend the day restoring and cleaning one of California’s state parks. Montana De Oro in Los Osos is still registering volunteers through the California State Parks Foundation. Workers will be grading, providing drainage repairs and tread maintenance for Coon Creek and Rattlesnake Trails as well as installing a bluff safety fence and native plantings for the Islay Campground. With budget cutbacks and the possibility of closures, our state parks need as much support as they can manage!
-The Earth Day Food and Wine Festival- Head to Atascadero for the sixth annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival, brought to you by the Central Coast Vineyard Team. The event is held from April 20-22 with the main attraction taking place at the Pomar Junction and Vineyard Winery in Templeton on April 21. Attending will be over 200 purveyors of local, sustainably produced food and drink, growers, vintners, and chefs. Live music by the Mother Corn Shuckers will get you dancing and working up a healthy appetite. Tickets range from $40-100. For details and tickets, visit www.earthdayfoodandwine.com.
Party for the planet! Learn a little something about the environment and have a great time in the process! What do you do to celebrate our glorious globe?