Community News: Earth Day Month Activities, April 2017

Submitted by David Hall, Vice President, Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition

April 2: Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition. Bowling in Paradise. Fundraiser for a safer and less environmentally harmful rebuilding of Highway 95 along Paradise Ridge south of Moscow. Zeppos, Pullman. 2:00 to 4:00 pm. $25 minimum entry fee. https://www.facebook.com/events/411275325905266.

April 6: UI Environmental Law Society, Wildlife Society (UI Chapter), Friends of the Clearwater, Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition (PESC). Grizzly Bear Recovery Panel Discussion. UI Menard Law Main Courtroom. 5:30 – 8 p.m. 208-882-9755.

April 19: Moscow Food Co-op and University of Idaho Sustainability Center. Food for Thought film series, “Before the Flood.” A look at climate change and what we can all do to preserve the earth and its creatures. Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. 96 minutes. Free. kenworthy.org/calendar/food-for-thought-film-series-presents-before-the-flood.

April 19: Palouse Audubon Society. Judy Meuth of the Citizen’s Lobby will talk about that organization’s work. 1912 Center Great Room. 7 p.m. PalouseAudubon.orgcitizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/ID_Palouse_Region/.

April 20: City of Moscow Water Department. Pollinators, Plants and Wisescapes. This community event will feature information from experts. Refreshments will be provided. 1912 Center Great Room, Moscow. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Free. www.ci.moscow.id.us.

April 22: Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI). Stream Clean up. Annual stream clean up (litter & debris removal) by volunteers, community members, students. Bus shuttle to various sites. Snacks. Spring Street Park, Pullman. Pre-register at pcei.org/volunteer-event-registration.

April 25: Idaho Native Plant Society – Whitepine Chapter and Palouse Prairie Foundation. Beavers & Their Dams. Trish Heekin. 1912 Center, Moscow. 7 p.m. WhitepineINPS.org; PalousePrairie.org.

April 27: UI Sustainability Center. Grow Your Green Future. Forum for local green businesses and environmental groups to share their volunteer and employment opportunities with college and high school students, and community members. This is the function that the Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition was receiving Moscow Food Co-op Dime in Time funds during March to support. UI Commons, 875 S. Line Street. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/uisustainability; https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/sustainability-center.