Tribes plans annual Earth Day event


The Colville Tribes will hold their fourth annual Earth Day celebration, Monday, April 22, at the powwow grounds near Nespelem.

Joaquine Bustamante, of the tribal recycling program, told the local Rotary Club he’s hoping for some 1,600 participants this year. They had 1,200 last year.

Activity will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m., officials stated.

Organizers stated that there will be over 60 informational booths, as well as drumming and dancing.

Visitors can stay and enjoy a free hotdog and potato salad lunch. A number of door prizes will be given out during the celebration.

A feature attraction this year will be a stream bed, contributed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Visitors can learn how important streams are to the environment.

Organizers encourage everyone to bring their recyclables and deposit them at the powwow grounds.

The Colville Tribes Recycling Program accepts:

• plastics (#1 & #2),

• paper: newspapers, magazines and cardboard,

• aluminum and steel cans (rinsed out),

• appliances,

• e-cycle items: computers, TVs, DVD players, copiers, fax machines, toner cartridges,

• used tires,

• and all types of batteries.

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