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Earth Day events all around the West.

Earth Day events all around the West

Late this month, celebrants from Puget Sound to San Francisco Bay to the Wasatch and the Rockies will rally, hike, pick up litter, and sing. They're participating in Earth Day 1990. It was on April 22, 1970, that Earth Day was born. Twenty years later, increasing fears about global warming, vanishing rain forests, and other more localized environmental threats have made it seem an idea whose time has come again. Here we list scheduled Earth Day events around the West. (Not all of them take place on the official date, Sunday, April 22.) Many were still being planned as we went to press; call the numbers listed for updates. If your area is not included, write or call Earth Day 1990, Box AA, Stanford, Calif. 94309; (415) 321-1990.


Bakersfield. April 22, 10 to 5. Earth Day 1990 Festival offers entertainment, arts, and environmental education activities at Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive; (805) 322-0441.

Berkeley. April 21, 11 to 6. Ecomotion Parade features nonpolluting, nonmotorized transportation. Parade starts and ends at Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, with fair to follow. For parade entry information, write or call Berkeley Earth Day, 2109 Virginia St., Berkeley 94709; (415) 849-2702.

Irvine. April 21, 10 to 5. Earth Day features environmental displays, booths, at UC Irvine Gateway Plaza (between library and Gateway Commons); (714) 856-5182. April 22, noon to sunset. Ecological Picnic at Campus Village, 1001 Physical Sciences Road. Space is limited; call 725-2332 to reserve. April 22, noon to 5 P.M. Earth Day '90: games, booths, transportation expo, at 1 Civic Center Plaza; 724-6600.

Los Angeles. April 7 and 8, 8 to 6. Wetlands Preservation '90 Educational Festival includes races, walks, and bike rides, at Ballona Wetlands--Del Rey Park, Playa del Rey; (213) 371-5066 (326-5894 for race information). April 16, noon to 1. Ocean Pollution Forum at UCLA's Grand Ballroom. For details, write or call UCLA Environmental Coalition, 3001 Kerckhoff Hall, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90024; 206-4438. April 21 and 22, 10 to 5. A Rain Forest Weekend: Celebrating Biodiversity, at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard.

Martinez. April 22, 10 to 3:30. East Bay Regional Park District sponsors a program of music and education focusing on San Francisco Bay wetlands conservation. It will be held at Martinez Shoreline Regional Park, at the north end of Ferry Street, where there will also be a dedication of a new Alhambra Creek historic fishing exhibit; (415) 531-9300. April 28, 12:30 P.M. John Muir's Birthday is celebrated with Scottish dancers, bagpipers, and tours (all free) at John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Avenue; (415) 228-8860.

Monterey. At the Monterey Bay Aquarium (408/648-4888): April 17, 7 P.M., and April 18, noon, NASA photographic expert Richard Underwood presents Global Environment: the View from Space, featuring 30 years of images of earth from space (admission is $4); April 20, 7 P.M., Dr. John Martin, of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, talks about Halting the Greenhouse Effect ($4). On April 22, bring two bags of recyclables and you get into the aquarium free.

Newport Beach. April 22, 10 to 2. Open House at Newport Beach Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th Street; (714) 645-8489. April 22, 11 to 3. Family Discovery Day features nature walks on Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve; 640-6746.

Palm Desert. April 22, 9 to 4:30. Earth Day Party is given at The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue; call (619) 346-5694.

Pasadena. April 21, 8 A.M. to sundown. Arroyo Seco Earth Festival Tree Planting and Environmental Fair takes place in the Rose Bowl area; (818) 577-9033.

San Diego. April 21, noon to 3. Earth Day on the Bay is a parade of boats; you can view it from Shelter and Harbor islands, or from Seaport Village and the Embarcadero; (619) 465-3241. April 22, 10 to 5. Earth Fair offers educational booths, art, and entertainment in Balboa Park; 270-8477.

San Francisco. April 16. Seven-day bike ride promoting the Bay Area's greenbelt begins at Fort Mason and goes 420 miles, ending on April 22 at Crissy Field. Write or call Greenbelt Alliance, 116 N. Montgomery St., Suite 640, San Francisco 94105; (415) 543-4291. April 22, noon to 6:30. Earth Day Fair, at Crissy Field, starts with boat parade led by a tall ship and includes display of an Earth Day quilt, booths showing how individuals can better the environment, multicultural music (from 1 to 4), and comedians and celebrity performers (from 4 to 6); for details, call (415) 775-1931.

Vallejo. April 21, 9:30 to 5:30. Environmental educational events at Marine World Africa USA, Marine World Parkway; (707) 644-4000. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for ages 4 through 12.


Some state events were not set at our press time. For updated information, call Colorado Earth Day headquarters at (303) 440-6280.

Colorado Springs. April 27, 28, and 29. First Environmental Film Festival screens environmental documentaries and features, offers lectures and environmental fair; (719) 520-1952.

Denver. April 22, 1 to 5:30. Earth Day 1990--Rescuing the Global Environment: Appropriate Policy Responses is a conference at the University of Denver's Driscoll Center; (303) 231-7681. April 22, 1 to 5. Earth Day Fair features environmental displays and entertainment at Denver Zoo, 23rd Avenue and Steel Street; 331-4110.

Grand Junction. April 21 and 22, 9 to 4. Saturday, Earth Fair, at Sherwood Park, Sherwood Drive, features dancing, speeches, booths. Sunday events include solar home and organic farm tours. For details, call (303) 241-2871 (ask for Luke Elliott).


Reno, April 20 and 21, noon to 10 P.M., and April 22, noon to 7 P.M. New World Expo, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia Street, features speakers, environmentally sound products. Admission is $5 for adults; (702) 323-6055. April 22, 10 A.M. Clean Motion Parade runs through downtown Reno, from S. Virginia Street to N. Virginia to Rancho San Rafael Park. From 11 to 5 P.M. at the park, Earth Day festival features booths, discussion of environmental issues, solar-powered band; 827-1731. April 22 through 26. University of Nevada, Reno, offers a series of talks on global warming, mining and public lands, other issues. For times and locations, call Dr. Glenn Miller at 784-4108.


Eugene. April 13 through 22. Lecture series on global environmental issues includes talks by Dave Henson of Earth Island Institute (April 13), Hazel Henderson of Calvert Social Investment Fund (April 18), and Mike Rozelle of Earth First (April 19). All lectures are free and begin at 7:30 P.M. at Erb Memorial Union ballroom, University of Oregon. April 21, to 5. Kids' Earth Day, University of Oregon. April 22, noon to 6. Earth Day Fair with music, speakers, and booths takes place at Alton Baker Park. For more on all Eugene events, write to Eugene Earth Day, Box 3860, Eugene 97403, or call (503) 346-4356 or 687-9424.

Portland. April 21 and 22, Washington Park Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road. Zoo has environmental stations on endangered species, recycling, woodstoves, other topics. Open 9:30 to 4 daily; (503) 226-7627. April 22, 10 A.M. A People's Planet Procession begins (call number below to confirm time) at Pioneer Courthouse Square and goes to World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon Street. Earth Fair runs at trade center from noon to 6, features Indian drumming, conservation displays, art shows. For information, call (503) 228-1134. April 22 through 28. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, features Earth Day pledges, displays. Open 9 to 5 daily, to 8 Fridays; 222-2828.


Logan. April 16 through 22. Natural Resources Week at Utah State University: April 18 and 19, an environmental fair from 10 to 4 at Taggart Student Center has displays by government agencies and environmental groups; from 9 to 5 April 19 and 20, a symposium on wilderness areas at Eccles Conference Center. For details, call (801) 750-2445.

Salt Lake City. April 14, 11 A.M. A 5K run at the University of Utah. Location not set at press time; call number below. April 16, 17, and 18, 7:30 P.M. Free public forums on transportation, recycling, environmental impact of proposed Winter Olympics in Utah. University of Utah Union Ballroom. April 21 and 22, from 10 to 7 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday. Earth Day fair at Cottonwood Mall, Highland Drive and 4800 S. Street, features exhibits from government agencies, conservation organizations. For more information, write or call Earth Day Utah, Box 520855, Salt Lake City 84152; (800) 637-1919 or (801) 467-7080.
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