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Celebrate Earth Day Saturday at Lake Tahoe Community College

Special to the Tribune Jennifer Kalashian

The South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Drive.

The South Shore Earth Day Festival aims to recognize, celebrate and promote the region’s beauty and educates the public on local environmental issues.

Topics include counteracting global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, forest health, sustainability and reducing the ecological footprint.

Earth Day is one of the largest public environmental events of the year in the Lake Tahoe area and is a zero waste, volunteer-run, nonprofit event.

Attendance at each annual event is between 2,000 and 3,000 people throughout the day.

The event will include live music all day featuring Big Light with Steve Adams of ALO, Patafunk, The Pine Needles, The Big Nasty and Mojo Green Project. Between bands, local radio station KTHO (96.1 FM) will broadcast live.

Take an alternative form of transportation to South Shore Earth Day this year and get a free raffle ticket to be entered into a special drawing. Prizes include a helicopter ride over Lake Tahoe, bike tunes and gift certificates to local restaurants.

Aramark will sponsor this year’s Kids Zone which include crafts, games, a bounce house, face painting, storytime and the Kids’ Eco-Costume Parade. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at the main stage. First prize will win a kid’s season pass to Kirkwood.

Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance and other community members to remove trash near Trout Creek. River clean up will start immediately after the Kids’ Eco-Costume Parade at 12:45 p.m. at the main stage.

Tahoe Youth and Family Services will be hosting a clothes swap. South Tahoe Refuse will be collect canned food items for the Earth Day food drive.

Sierra Cycle Works will host a bike fix-it station. As an extra incentive for riding a bike to Earth Day, riders will receive a free raffle ticket to be entered in a special drawing for a free month’s pass for BlueGo and other prizes.

– 10-10:45 a.m., music by Mojo Green Project

– 11-11:15 a.m., Washoe Earth Day opening ceremony

– 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., music by The Big Nasty

– 12:30-12:45 p.m., Kids’ Eco-Costume Parade

– 12:45 p.m. River Clean Up hosted by Sierra Nevada Alliance

– 12:45-1:45 p.m., music by The Pine Needles

– 2-2:15 p.m., alternative transportation/small prize raffle drawing

– 2:15-3:15 p.m., music by Patafunk

– 3:15-3:30 p.m., big prize raffle drawing

– 3:30-5 p.m., music by Big Light

To participate, donate, or for information visit http://www.southlaketahoeearthday.org or contact Sarah Ford, committee chair, at (530) 543-1501, ext. 114.

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