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Come celebrate Earth Day with Lakewood 

Lakewood will celebrate Earth Day, commemorated on April 22 each year, with a series of events from April 19 to April 28.

2014 Earth Day Celebration
10-3 p.m., Saturday, April 19
Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St.

Live local Lakewood! This one-day fair explores making the most of what is available right in your own back yard. Lean from experts about subjects such as xeriscaping, irrigation efficiency, composting and safe fertilizing. Arc Thrift Stores will be accepting donations of cloth (sheets, towels) and shoes (even single shoes) and will tell you how these items are recycled if not resold in its stores. Enjoy entertainment, a climbing wall, free fitness demonstrations, kid’s art activities and more. For more information, visit

Celebrate Lakewood Regional Parks
$2 per person
6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22
Bear Creek Greenbelt, 2900 S. Estes St.
Celebrate Lakewood Regional Parks and the gems of solitude and recreation these parks provide. Hike with us on a trail in the Bear Creek Greenbelt as it follows Bear Creek. Please dress for unpredictable spring weather. No dogs please. Register at 303-697-6159 or

Community Gives Day
10-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22
Whole Foods in Belmar, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

Staff from Lakewood’s Urban Parks Division will hand out wildflower seeds and tree saplings as well as answer plant and gardening questions. Whole Foods is donating funds through its “bag donation” program to help raise money for Lakewood’s Mountair Park Community Farm.

Earth Day Project
8:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 26
Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Road
Volunteers get their hands dirty while working on projects such as trail maintenance, picking up trash and recyclables in the park, removing nonnative vegetation and planting trees. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. Register at 303-697-6159 or

Sustainability Awards
7 p.m., Monday, April 28
City Council Chambers, 480 S. Allison Parkway
City Council will announce the 2014 Sustainability award winners for individuals, youth, businesses and Lakewood employees. For more information about the awards, please visit

Posted on: Friday, April 04, 2014