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National Forest Association Celebrates “Earth Day” at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Fawnskin, CA, April 19, 2012, 12noon – Locally, National Forest Association youth leaders will be joining more than one billion people around the globe to participate in Earth Day 2012 on April 22 at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive to host and help mobilize an appreciation for our planet, call for its protection and stand united for a sustainable future.  The Earth Day celebration will begin with a lakeside cleanup. Participants should meet at 9:00am in front of the Discovery Center for a short walk to the Pedal Path to begin the clean up.  Materials will be provided.  A festival will follow at the Discovery Center from 10am to 2pm with activities including family bike rides to learn how to protect the San Bernardino forest along with exhibits and activities and crafts.  The Forest Explorer, which is the NFA’s mobile forest experience that brings educational forest health and fire safety messages to schools and events, will be on display.  According to Monica Curiel, NFA Children’s Forest program manager, “the San Bernardino Mountains is home to 71 species of endangered and threatened wildlife and more than 85 sensitive plant species! The health of our forest and restoration of land and resources have a direct impact on the health of our wildlife; a message our young leaders understand and want to teach all mountain residents and visitors.” So, get outside and...

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Arbor Day Tree Planting At Big Bear High School

Big Bear City, CA, April 27, 2011, noon – Arbor Day is a national observance that encourages tree planting and care, celebrated on the last Friday in April.  The celebration continues this year at Big Bear High School. On Friday, April 29, students from Mr. Hall’s class will plant 20 trees donated by the U.S. Forest Service, in an ongoing beautification project at the High School.  The project is a concerted effort by the National Forest Association (NFA) and The Lighthouse Project to educate students on the importance of native plants and restoration.  Students also volunteer for weekend activities at the NFA’s designed sites on the San Bernardino National Forest as part of a large-scale, three-year restoration program. Students 11 to 17 years old who want to join the youth volunteer team for summer outdoor restoration events should contact the NFA Youth Program Coordinator, at (909) 382–2773. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30661.mp3|titles=Tree...

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