This weekend is the time to celebrate the world on which we live. Earth Day is officially April 22, but many Klamath Basin organizations are taking the weekend to offer events where everyone can celebrate.
With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we examine Earth Day activities in the Klamath Basin.
One of the biggest events is Sustainapalooza, put on by the Great Outdoor Alliance. It is marking its second year and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Sugarman’s Corner park in downtown Klamath Falls.
Local artists have signed up to decorate Klamath Falls storm drains with chalk, a way to remind everyone the liquids that go down those drains end up in local waterways. On Saturday the artwork will be on display and visitors can vote for their favorites.
According to its event page, Sustainapalooza also includes:
- Race to clean in a Trash Scavenger Hunt
- Take home a seedling to add to or start your garden
- Help turn trash into a community art piece
- Decorate your own “Poop Fairy” sign to humorously remind dog walkers to clean up after their pets
- Learn tips and tricks on how to integrate more sustainable products into your home
Oregon Tech is celebrating Earth Day, too. Its events extend from today (Wednesday) through Saturday.
On Saturday form 10 a.m. to noon it will host a work party in the Native Plant Garden at the college. Oregon Tech staff and students from the natural science department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Sustainability Club will all be there. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the arboretum will be giving tours and the Sustainability Club will unveil the new organic garden.
Other community groups are celebrating by organizing other ways to give back.
- The Linkville Lopers Walking and Running Club is hosting a trail work party in Moore Park on Saturday in cooperating with the Klamath Trails Alliance.
- Another way to give back will be on the OC&E Woodsline State Trail. It’s hosting a Solve It for Earth Day event on Saturday at 10 a.m. to help clean up the trail. Gloves, trash bags and snacks will be provided. Meet at the Crosby Street trailhead.
- On Sunday, the Klamath Falls Dog Park Association invites dog lovers to gather at the OC&E Dog Park to weed, remove rocks, plant flowers and pick up trash.
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