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PROJECT PC: Preserve & Conserve 2015
Since 1970, people in the US and around the world have joined together to celebrate Earth Day every April. So join your community in Glendale during the months of March and April to do your part to preserving and conserving the earth and its natural resources.
Below are various activities and events presented by the city of Glendale: (all are free unless otherwise noted)
Earth Day and Green-Themed Activities
Seed Library: Saturday, April 11, 12 p.m., Glendale Main Library
The Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) Seed Library aims to increase biodiversity of locally adapted seeds in the Valley of the Sun by providing open pollinated heirloom seeds, encouraging people to garden, and sharing knowledge of seed saving and permaculture. Come and select up to 3 packets of free seeds, and then once you harvest seeds you can return them to us as well. Info: 602-535-4635.
Glendale Family Bike Ride: April 12, Sahuaro Ranch Park, 59th Avenue and Mountain View Road
Head to the annual Glendale Family Bike Ride on Sunday, April 12 for wonderful weather and great exercise. This ride is for all ages and levels from kids to adults. The event features three routes – short, long, and extended. The extended route show cases the 63rd Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge making the ride 6, 15 or 23 miles. Bicyclist will take a leisurely ride through Glendale’s neighborhoods and sections of the Thunderbird Paseo, Skunk Creek pathways, and across the pedestrian bicycle bridge. There are no registration fees and the ride is free. Register early to receive a free t-shirt! After the ride, children and families can enjoy inflatables at Sahuaro Ranch Park until 11 a.m. Bring the whole family for great weather and free entertainment. Info: www.glendaleaz.com/glendalefamilybikeride or 623-930-2940.
Party for the Planet - Trail Clean-up Project in Partnership with city of Peoria: Saturday, April 18, 7-10 a.m., 16651 N. 84th Ave.
In recognition of Earth Day and in partnership with the city of Peoria and Arizona Clean and Beautiful, the city of Glendale is seeking volunteers to pick up trash and debris along the New River and Skunk Creek trail systems. The site for this year's clean-up will be north and south of Bell Road near the Antigua Clothing Outlet, located at 16651 N. 84th Ave., between 7 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Pre-registered volunteers need to check in by 7 a.m. Onsite registration and check in starts at 6:30 a.m. Parking is available on the back or east side of the complex adjacent to the trail.
More information | 623-930-2820.
Volunteer Workday in the Garden: Saturday, April 18, 8 to 11 a.m., Glendale Xeriscape Garden, 5959 W. Brown St.
Spring has sprung at the 4-acre Xeriscape Garden and volunteers, 14 years of age and older, are invited to help clean-up the garden by pulling weeds, pruning, raking, and sweeping. Grab your hat, sunglasses, and gardening gloves to enhance your local desert garden. Register at 623-930-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Green in Glendale – Bike to Work/School
Attention all Glendale residents! Simply Travel Green and ride your bicycle to work/school any day during the week of April 19 - 25, post it on Facebook (facebook.com/GlendaleAZ) with a photo of you riding your bicycle and tag the city of Glendale so we can see you in action! You will be entered into a random drawing for gift cards and freebies! Info: 623-930-2032 or email@example.com.
Glendale Arbor Day Celebration: Thursday, April 22, 9:15 a.m., Dos Lagos Park, 63rd Avenue and Utopia Road.
Join the city of Glendale, along with Highland Lakes Elementary students to celebrate Arbor Day. The students will celebrate the theme “Grow the Future” with posters and poems that will be presented during the ceremony, followed by tree planting. Presented by Glendale’s Parks & Recreation. Info: 623-930-2044.
Create, Connect, Collaborate: Recycled CD Mosaic! Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m., Velma Teague Branch Library.
Recycle old compact discs to create an eye-catching mosaic masterpiece. For ages 12-18. Registration required. Info: www.glendaleaz.com/library 623-930-3437.
For additional information on all of the city’s environmental efforts, visit www.glendaleaz.com/green.