Orange County, FL – Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners will proclaim Saturday, April 21, 2012 as Earth Day in Orange County during the next regular meeting. The proclamation acknowledges the important role Orange County Government, the community and citizens have in protecting the Earth and conserving the bounty of natural resources it affords us and future generations.
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Orange County Administration Center, 201 S Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Why: Earth Day reminds us that we all share the same planet, which means taking responsibility for how we treat it. It is a day to think of the environmental challenges we face and how to solve them. We are encouraged to mobilize to care and nurture the earth and its resources.
Get Involved: Residents, children and adults can mobilize locally Saturday, April 21, by volunteering with Orange County environmental Volunteer & Internship Program (eVIP) to remove invasive plant species at Lake Lotus Park, adjacent to the Little Wekiva River. Volunteers interested in storm drain labeling can choose to assist in the event near the park which is located on the corner of Maitland Boulevard (Hwy 414) and Magnolia Homes Road, in Altamonte Springs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the event lasts from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
All volunteers will meet at the same location and time before beginning their specific tasks for the day. The project is family friendly and great for Scout Groups! Please contact Carrie Mohanna, eVIP Coordinator, if you or your group is interested in participating. RSVP to Carrie.Mohanna@ocfl.net or call 407.836.1430 for more information.
This event is a Billion Acts of Green® registered event, for more information visit http://act.earthday.org/.