Earth Day events this Saturday: Celebrate with us!

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Saturday, April 20, marks the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But it’s also a day of events celebrating Earth Day 2013 (which falls on Monday), and a time to renew our commitment and responsibility to the environment and to wildlife.

International Bird Rescue is participating in several events on the West Coast. Want to join us? Here’s the download:

pelican1. Los Angeles area: Pelican release at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes


We’re excited to join our friends at Terranea for an inaugural pelican release at their wonderful oceanside resort!

Where: Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes (see map below, zoom as needed). The Release will take place at the resort’s Cove. We may have multiple Brown Pelicans to release back into their natural habitat in celebration of this day.

When: Saturday at 10am

Terranea Resort will provide validated parking for guests of the release. Guests can bring their tickets to the Pointe Discovery area of the resort where staff can validate.

For more information on the resort, click here. International Bird Rescue executive director Jay Holcomb will be on hand to answer questions about these birds and provide their backstory.

Donations to International Bird Rescue by guests in attendance for the release are most welcomed!



2. San Francisco Bay Area: John Muir Birthday-Earth Day Celebration


We’ll be on hand at this great festival, which features music, a silent auction, tours of John Muir’s 1882 Victorian home and a keynote lecture by wildlife expert and Contra Costa Times columnist Gary Bogue.

Where: John Muir National Historical Site in Martinez (see map below). Free parking at Martinez Adult School.

When: Saturday, April 20th from 10am to 4pm.


Looking for other Earth Day events? The Sierra Club has a good list of what’s going on, for starters. Find more happenings via KQED for Northern California as well as info on WorldFest in Los Angeles.