Gearing up for Eagle’s Party For The Planet | VailDaily.com

Gearing up for Eagle’s Party For The Planet

Daily staff report
newsroom@vaildaily.com
VAIL CO, Colorado

EAGLE –KZYR, Walking Mountains and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability are coming together again this year to celebrate Earth Day and our beautiful mountain surroundings at “Party for the Planet.” The event is free and will be held in Eagle at Brush Creek Park, May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun and family-friendly day includes food, vendors, music and a myriad of earth loving kid’s activities.

Walking Mountains Science Center will begin the day in conjunction with Bill Heicher, open space coordinator for the town of Eagle, by planting trees along the riparian corridor. Over the years Eagle has staged award-winning rehabilitation and mitigation efforts to ameliorate the harsh affects cattle have contributed to the land. All community members are invited to help in this process; willows and cottonwoods will be planted from 9 to 11 a.m. Local yogis are also invited to come out for a morning class in the park.

Walking Mountains will also host a bevy of family activities throughout the day, including Earth Day related crafts, kid’s exploration touch tables, a naturalist guided walk along the river and macro invertebrate exploration stations along Brush Creek.

The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability will partner with Alpine Arts Center and Habitat for Humanity for the second annual Recycled Art Show that will preview at Party for the Planet in the Studio at Brush Creek Park. To learn more about registering a piece for the art show, visit http://www.EagleValleyAlliance.org.

Musician Rob Drabkin and his band will provide musical entertainment for the day. Often compared to Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson, Drabkin is used to performing at sold-out venues. Crazy Mountain Brewery will make sure your mugs are full of tasty brews while The Dusty Boot, Nicky’s Quickies and “the crepe guys” will be on hand to provide food.

Proceeds from Party for the Planet benefit Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability. This is a great time to get out with the whole family and celebrate spring in the mountains. Find more information and an event schedule at http://www.partyfortheplanet.info.