In what is becoming an earth-friendly tradition, the 3rd annual East County Earth Day will return to the top of on Sunday, April 1. The event celebrates eco-friendly initiatives, and is a way for East County residents to experience a local perspective on Earth-friendly practices without having to leave their community.
The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is open to the whole family, and will feature vendors, musical acts, artists from local schools, food, children's activities, guest speakers, and of course, breath-taking views from atop one of San Diego County's most notable landmarks. The free event is co-sponsored by the Jarret Meeker Foundation.
Shuttle vans will be running from the fire station at 10105 Vivera Drive in unincorporated La Mesa, beginning at 10:50 a.m.
11 a.m. to noon - Aurora
Noon to 1 p.m. - Jan Conner Duo, jazz piano
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Tim Egan's Band, rock/folk
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - David Rouillard and Goerge Comes, rock/folk
Special Guest Speakers
11:15 a.m. - Marion Stacey, Hummingbird Rescue, "Hummingbirds In Our Area"
Noon - Cherly Hinton, Barona Cultural Center & Museum, "Traditions of the Kumeyaay People"
1 p.m. - Brad Woolf, Hire-A-Goat, "Using Goats as a GREEN Alternative To Traditional Methods"
1:45 p.m. - Karen Contreras, Urban Plantations, "The Basics of Organic Gardening and Edible Landscaping"
2:15 p.m. - Tom Leech, Co-Author of Outdoors San Diego: Hiking, Biking & Camping
In addition, there will be a children's Zoo Animal Art Contest, where kids grades K-6 can draw their favorite animal on a brown paper bag, and submit it to try and win Zoo tickets. For more information and rules, visit the Mt. Helix Park website.