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Earth Day Festival returns to Dillon

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The Earth Day Festival returns to Dillon and Depot Park on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The festival, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., is organized by the University of Montana Western Environmental Sciences student club Terra Verde. UMW NEWS BUREAU The Earth Day Festival returns to Dillon and Depot Park on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The festival, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., is organized by the University of Montana Western Environmental Sciences student club Terra Verde. “The Earth Day Festival is meant to celebrate the environment around us by uniting the community of Dillon in a series of fun and informational activities,” Terra Verde President Melanie Finch explained. The day’s activities will include planting, birdhouse and bird feeder construction, tie-dyeing, games, informational booths, and a town and river cleanup taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available and music will be provided by Dillon’s folk super group Rabbit Stew. Terra Verde is also organizing a one-day community plastic recycling program at Depot Park. Community members may bring recyclable plastic to the festival. Volunteers from Terra Verde will take the plastic to a proper recycling location. Organizations wishing to set up an informational booth must supply tables and chairs. There is also a $10 vendee fee for anyone planning to sell items. Set up begins at noon. The 2011 event will be the third Earth Day Festival organized by Terra Verde.
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