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Love your Mother … Earth Day April 22

Jack Barnwell
jbarnwell@tahoedailytribune.com

Earth Day, April 22, has a slew of activities scheduled on the South Shore as part of the call to raise awareness on local and global environments.

Beach cleanups, a combined golf and animal/plant spotting event and the annual Earth Day festival will educate and entertain people about the issues regarding today's environmental issues.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

April 19 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Lakeview Commons – El Dorado Beach, South Lake Tahoe.

Keep Tahoe Blue will conduct a community beach cleanup at Lakeview Commons – El Dorado Beach. Bags, gloves and snack bars will be provided, while volunteers are recommended to bring reusable water bottles, sunscreen, and their own gloves if they like. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

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Local's Day, BioBlitz/Earth Day

April 22, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course, 2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course will host its annual Local's Day with a BioBlitz/Earth Day event.

BioBlitz is a species-counting contest started by Audubon International to create awareness among golfers and community members about the environmental value of habitats supported by golf courses.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the general public can chip in a $15 donation and play 18 holes. Proceeds go to the Sierra House Growing Domes. Each golfer is asked to bring back at least one animal or plant species they find while playing golf that day.

From 5 to 8 p.m., adults and youth can count species and play foot golf for free.

From 6 to 9 p.m., all participants in the BioBlitz/Local's Day are invited to the Earth Day Clubhouse reception, where kids can help themselves to an ice cream sundae bar, and adults can enjoy appetizers, Happy Gilmore Rum Runners and other drink specials while everyone's species/plant lists are collected.

South Lake Earth Day Festival

April 25 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bijou Community Park, Al Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe.

Earth Day Festival activities include local live music, educational booths and vendors and a Kid Zone with recycle-themed arts and crafts, face painting and other activities. Food and drinks will be available to purchase, along with tickets for the Earth Day raffle. For more information, contact Jeanne Lear at jlear@southtahoerefuse.com or 530-542-8366, or visit online at http://www.southtahoeearthday.org.

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