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Earth Day and food project volunteers needed

Volunteer for the Plumas Earth Days committee: everyone is welcome. Next meeting is Monday, March 18, 4 p.m. at the Feather River Land Trust office. Make a difference like Kalah Wann as she prepares for 2018’s FRC Earth Day march. Photo by Darla DeRuiter

Earth Day activities are coming in April, and the Plumas Earth Days committee is seeking ideas and help to make this year’s events memorable for all.

No matter your interests or skills, you can play a part. The group spontaneously gathers every spring to plan activities and events, then promote and implement them. No prior experience is required — just a willingness to get involved.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Protect Our Species.” As Rachel Carson said in 1962, “In nature, nothing exists alone.”

One idea the committee has come up with so far is to show a film at the Town Hall Theatre called “The Trouble with Wolves” that explores various perspectives on wolf reintroduction in the Yellowstone National Park region. Ranchers, biologists, and park managers are portrayed in an even-handed way, and the landscape and wolves get plenty of screen time.

“Since we have the Lassen Pack in Plumas County, the wolf issue is really important for our community to have a conversation about,” said committee member Darla DeRuiter. “We plan to have California Department of Fish & Wildlife Wolf Specialist Kent Lauden speak and answer questions after the film, too.”

Whether you like to work with kids, are good at social media, want to help pour wine or bake cookies, the group can use your energy. This is an all-volunteer effort.

Plumas Earth Days runs the last two full weeks of April. The next planning meeting will be held Monday, March 18, 4 p.m., at the Feather River Land Trust office, 75 Court St., in Quincy.

For more information, contact Darla DeRuiter at [email protected] or call 283-2939.

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