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Earth Day draws crowds, drones


A Bureau of Reclamation employee explains the principles of electricity making, using a blower and a small windmill, at last Friday's Earth Day event in Nespelem. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Colville Tribes hosted their ninth annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, giving away T-shirts and raffle items, hosting a free barbecue, and teaching children and adults alike about Earth Day-related topics.

Hosted at the powwow grounds in Nespelem, booths provided information on electricity, forestry, recycling, drainage and runoff of different soil types, how to reuse old clothes, invasive species, health and nutrition, and much more.

A popular booth hosted by M3 Consulting Group had both a large and small drone. Children were allowed to fly the smaller drone, and M3CG employees e...

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