Environment celebrated

The community is invited to celebrate Environment Week from Monday to Saturday.

The community is invited to celebrate Environment Week from Monday to June 6.

The City of Vernon has partnered with the Regional District of North Okanagan and local stewardship groups to provide a variety of fun and educational events. There is something for everyone each day of the week:

Biodiversity Day – Monday, June 1

Visit the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to learnmore  about the plants and animals that call the North Okanagan home. www.abnc.ca

Water Awareness Day – Tuesday, June 2

Visit the Xerindipity Garden in Polson Park from 7 – 8 p.m. to learn about waterwise gardening, including how to use an automatic irrigation timer and choosing plants that are beautiful and low maintenance.

Contact engineering@rdno.ca for more information.

Clean Air Day – Wednesday, June 3

Celebrate National Clean Air Day with free transit all day and a free continental breakfast from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Downtown Transit Exchange, Cenotaph Park.

Sustainability at the Market – Thursday, June 4

Visit the education station at the Vernon Farmers’ Market (Kal Tire Place) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. to learn about responsible consumption and a chance to win free prizes.

Waste Reduction Day – Friday, June 5

Win a free composter by submitting your waste reduction activities during Environment Week. Email recycle@rdno.ca to enter your submission.

International Trails Day – Saturday, June 6

Join the RDNO and the Ribbons of Green Trails Society for the grand opening of the Farnsworth National Reserve. Contact parks@rdno.ca for more information.

 

 

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