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Suisun City, Fairfield plan Earth Day events starting this week

Alanna Robertson tosses a block of styrofoam she found in the reeds in Suisun City on Saturday. Roberston was one of about 60 volunteers who came to pick up trash around Suisun City in celebration of Earth Day. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file 2011)

Alanna Robertson tosses a block of styrofoam she found in the reeds in Suisun City on Saturday. Roberston was one of about 60 volunteers who came to pick up trash around Suisun City in celebration of Earth Day. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file 2011)

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From page A3 | April 16, 2012 |

SUISUN CITY — Both Suisun City and Fairfield are celebrating Earth Day with separate events that include a community clean-up, fishing derby, recycled artwork artists, kayak races and a tree-planting ceremony.

The first of the two events starting at 9 a.m. Saturday when people can sign up at the Hampton Inn & Suites to help clean up a half dozen sites around Suisun City that include the waterfront, McCoy Creek and fields near Marina Boulevard. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes.

Saturday’s Earth Day Expo, sponsored by Mission Solano, starts at 10 a.m. with more than two dozen Earth-friendly vendors offering information, services, food and activities at the Harbor Plaza, according to Donna Quintero, community relations manager for Mission Solano.

“We will be having twice as many vendors as we had last year,” Quintero said of what she called a great family friendly day.

Among the vendors will be an artist who makes all of his artwork out of recycled material, and another who makes art out of old car parts.

Kayak 4 Kare sprint races in the Suisun Slough will go on every 15 minutes starting at 10:15 a.m. Racers will include local public and city officials with proceeds from participation fees going to Mission Solano. To register, email Sunset Bay Kayaks at [email protected]

A tree-planting ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the Harbor Plaza with local poet Go reading a poem written for the ceremony. The tree will later be planted by the Hampton Inn & Suites.

For more information, to preregister for the clean-up event or register for the kayak races, go to http://www.missionsolano.org. Those who pre-register for the cleanup will get a free T-shirt.

The Fairfield Civic Center Park behind Fairfield City Hall will be the location Saturday for a fishing derby run by Kids Day of Fishing and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the derby running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The derby is open to children ages 3 to 15, and to special needs children of all ages. The derby is limited to the first 200 children to register. All the registrants will get a fishing pole, tackle, bait, a T-shirt and lunch.

For more information or to pre-register a special needs child, call 425-9792. All other children can register at the derby.

An Earth Day Awareness program is planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Benicia Public Library, 150 E. L St.

It begins with a screening of the film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.” A Solano Land Trust presentation will follow.

The event ties in with “Seeing Solano II: Solano Land Trust Through the Eyes of Artists,” on display at the library through May 6.

Admission is free. Space is limited. Those wishing to attend can register online at http://www.solanolandtrust.org or  call 432-0150, Ext. 200.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Correction: This version corrects the date of the Fairfield events.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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  • Save The EarthApril 17, 2012 - 8:46 am

    I think weve made excellent progress since 1970 cleaning up and preventing enviromental damage. When will India and China follow our example? Wev'e achieved the precarious balance between environment and economy. We must be careful not to upset it with regulations that are bankrupting California's local governments.

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  • LauraApril 17, 2012 - 11:34 am

    Mission Solano's Earth Day will be a great event! Gilbert Rangel, an artist from Vacaville, will be using the refuse cleaned up that day to make a beautiful piece of art to donate on behalf of Mission Solano to the city of Suisun on 5-15-12. Amazing huh?!

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  • FixFairfield.OrgApril 17, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Interesting..!

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