Earth Day was officially Tuesday, but the celebration of Mother Nature will continue this weekend with a party at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.
South Tahoe Earth Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe.
The event features local vendors, a raffle and live music.
“Earth Day recognizes, celebrates, and promotes our region’s unique beauty while educating the public about local environmental issues,” according to the event’s website. “Bring your friends and family to learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. Enjoy local live music and dance, swing through the Kid Zone to make some recycle-themed arts and crafts, or get your face painted, and be sure to support or wide array of educational booths and local vendors.”
The South Shore event is free and includes music by the South Shore roots rockers the Sierra Drifters and Lake Tahoe DJ, Ryan Palmer.
“It’s really a family and community event,” said Jeanne Lear, president of the Tahoe Earth Day Foundation, which organizes Earth Day events around Lake Tahoe. “It’s a lot of fun.”
The foundation is a non-profit organization formed to educate the public regarding the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region’s unique beauty and how to preserve and protect it.
“The Foundation recognizes and celebrates the work of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin whose creation of the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970 eventually lead to national legislation such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act,” according to the site.
For more information visit http://southtahoeearthday.org.