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Walking Mountains sustainability tip: 3 community cleanups to participate in around Eagle County

Kim Schlaepfer
Walking Mountains Science Center
Residents of Eagle County are encouraged to help clean up the community through cleanup days across the valley.
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Did you know, on the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, over 20 million people took to the streets and parks across the U.S. to demonstrate for environmental causes?

This year, Eagle County has several opportunities for residents to get involved in Earth Day events by helping to clean up our community. Check out the three ways you can help clean up your community:

1. Highway Clean up with Eagle River Watershed Council

When: Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Various locations throughout Eagle County

More information: Sign up at http://www.erwc.org

2. Town of Eagle Community Cleanup Day and Hard to Recycle Event

When: Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Eagle Ranch, parking lot behind the movie theater

More information: E-waste, paper shredding, scrap metal, and general waste

3. Lake Creek Village Community Cleanup Day

When: Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Lake Creek Village

More information: Help us pick up trash and learn about the importance of wetlands as bird habitat

Kim Schlaepfer is a Climate Action Collaborative project manager for Walking Mountains Science Center. Contact her at kims@walkingmountains.org.