Tuesday, September 8, 2009

La Mesa Enivro Festival

Environmental Awareness Festival

September 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Harry Griffen Park, La Mesa

Join folks from La Mesa at this fun and informative Environmental Awareness Festival and get information and resources on water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling, composting, solar cooking, storm drain runoff, pest control, urban trees, green jobs, xeriscape gardening and more! There will be activities for all ages, including the
County Office of Education's Splash Science Mobile Lab, and a series of speakers and free give-aways throughout the day. Bring your lunch, picnic in the park!

E-waste and recycling collection hosted by Cactus Recycling will be accepting all recyclables including electronics, metal, plastics # 1-7, bags, blister packaging, six-pack rings, bubble wrap, plastic film, and formed Styrofoam (no tape or labels please).

Workshops will cover topics including: Rain Water Harvesting; How to Plant a Tree and Why You Should followed by a Tree Walk in the Park with Robin Rivet, ISA Certified Arborist; How to Make Your Own Backyard Compost; Gardening is for the Birds, Bees and Butterflies presented by Connie Beck, National Wildlife Federation; Solar Energy for Residential Applications.

Harry Griffen Park is located in La Mesa at 9550 Milden Street. For more information visit www.cityoflamesa.com/EnvironmentalAwareness