Earth Day activities coming up

Earth Day activities plan …
School children and the community will have a host of activities to attend on Earth Day, April 26, at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom on 11th Street.
Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. All are invited to come.
A highlight of the day’s events beginning at 8 a.m. is a butterfly release every 10 minutes except during lunch.
At the outdoor park, the following presentations will be at:
Station 1 – Shawn Reed, NM State Parks on Hypothermia
Station 2 – Leonard Lauriut, NMSU; Agricultural Science Center on Plants
Station 3 – Carlos Romero, New Mexico Environment Department on Water Quality
Station 4 – Ron Jones, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish – Pelts and skulls
Station 5 – Tish McDaniel, Nature Conservancy on Birds
Station 6 – Craig Currell, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum on Dinosaurs
Station 7 – Kelly Boney, Outlaw Land Improvement Co. on Goats
Station 8 – Mark Madsen and Wes Robberson, NM Department of Game and Fish on Aquatic Invertebrates
Station 9 – Paula White, NM State Rural Bookmobile East – Nature
Station 10 – Relissa Nials, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Tommy Wallace, Canadian River SWCD on Healthy Watersheds
Also at the park, will be Mike Cherry, Fire Chief of Tucumcari, with an emergency vehicle and siren to signal the change classes.
This event is sponsored by the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, El Llano Estacado RC&D and Tucumcari Altrusa International. Also, members of the Tucumcari High School Honor Society will help with the day’s events.

Great American Cleanup…
Clubs, organizations, civic groups and all others are invited to meet at 8 a.m. on April 28 at the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce building to participate.
Wear your work clothes, bring your gloves and lots of energy so that you can participate in the Keep America/New Mexico Clean and Beautiful project. The day’s events are being coordinated by Cathy Estrada, code enforcement officer.
Estrada said there will be plenty to do and groups will move out from the chamber to clean-up areas.