Volunteer for Earth Day

by Chris Klein


ur Earth Day theme this year is "Make the Connections." Like the connection between turning on your light switch and the impact of where the power comes from. The connection between what we buy and the waste we generate -- and where it goes. Between clean air, clean water and the food we eat. Between problems and solutions.

This April, make the connection between your commitment to a clean, healthy environment and the actions you take by volunteering with EarthWorks. Our premier event, EarthFair '99 in Balboa Park, attracts more than 200 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors -- and is created by about 400 volunteers. Our VIP Reception and EARTH Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made a special difference for our environment and quality of life. Our Community Restoration and Renewal projects are hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-to-work restorations of some of our county's few remaining natural areas.

Find out about these and other opportunities by attending one of our 1999 Volunteer Introductions. We'll show you our cool EarthFair slide show, tell you about our current projects, and answer all your questions. Our next volunteer introduction meetings are:

February 20, 1999
SD Natural History Museum
(west entrance)
Balboa Park
9:30 am - 11:30 am
March 6, 1999
Mission Trails Regional Park
Visitors Center
(see directions, below)
10am - Noon

To Mission Trails: from Route 52, go east to Mission Gorge Rd. Turn right and go about 2 1/2 mile; entrance is between Golfcrest and Jackson Drive. From I-8, take the Mission Gorge/Fairmont exit north to Mission Gorge Rd. Go 4 miles to the entrance on the left.

If you can't attend one of these meetings and want to volunteer, please call (619) 272-7370. Or visit our website and sign up on-line: www.earthdayweb.org.