COUNTY AGENCY SPONSORS EARTH DAY EVENT; COMMUNITY INVITED
The Placer County Air Pollution Control District will host “Placer Green - A Celebration of Earth Day” on Tuesday, April 22.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn. The CDRC is located at 3091 County Center Drive, which intersects with Bell Avenue in the County Government Center (formerly called DeWitt). The public is invited to attend.
The Earth Day observance will have educational booths highlighting county programs that help protect the environment and information for residents and businesses on the best ways to participate.
At least a dozen local government agencies plan to be on hand to share information. The Planning Department, for example, will spotlight the Placer Legacy Open Space and Agricultural Conservation Program. Public Works will have information on its Stormwater Quality Program and alternative transportation options.
The Air Pollution Control District will highlight its Spare the Air Program and efforts to phase out use of wood-burning appliances that do not comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office will focus on noxious weed eradication and the county Office of Emergency Services will discuss biomass options as a wildland fire reduction strategy and clean energy source.
Other scheduled participants include the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, Placer County Water Agency, Auburn Placer Disposal Service, Western Placer Waste Management Authority and master gardeners from the University of California Cooperative Extension.
The Placer County Mosquito Abatement District plans to participate and take sign-ups for mosquito fish, which help reduce mosquito populations.
Other agencies are also scheduled to attend.
If April 22 is rainy, the event will be postponed until the following day. For more information, call Ann Hobbs at 530-745-2327.