Sunday, April 6, 2008

MAYOR ANNOUNCES EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES (City of Rochester News Release - 04/02/2008)

Mayor Robert J. Duffy today announced activities for youth and families at City Recreation Centers to celebrate Earth Day, 2008. This year RG&E joins the City as its corporate sponsor for a “Cache In, Trash Out” event and a series of environmental and educational programs through the “Sprouts Kids Gardening and Environmental Club.”
“Cache In, Trash Out” participants will meet at 9:30--11:30 a.m., Sat., Apr. 19 at Tay House Lodge, 85 Hillside Ave. in Cobbs Hill Park and use hand-held GPS devices to navigate the park, pick up trash and find clues along the way. Walks, games and demonstrations will be aimed at educating families about the natural environment. Tools will be provided or bring your own gloves, folding saws, hand pruners and rakes. The first team with a full trash bag wins! Preregistration is advised by April 11.  
In addition to GPS activities, earth-friendly information and demonstrations will be available at various booths:

• Wind energy
• Water and recycling
• Organic food and local organic food outlets
• Free ‘Laughter Yoga’ class uniting family and friends at 11 am
• Debut service project by the “Sprouts Kids Gardening and Environmental Club” 

Throughout the year, “Sprouts” will also create gardens, learn about trees, assist with outdoor community projects and explore the natural environment. Interested youth and family members may contact their nearest City Recreation Center for club and registration information or call 428-6770.
Earth Day activities are a part of the City's Flower City Looking Good Program, sponsored by the City with support from Preferred Care, the Democrat and Chronicle and Wegmans. For information about the City's Earth Day or any Flower City Looking Good activity call 428-6770, or visit

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