In the wetlands
IEUA General Manager Shivaji Deshmukh said this year’s event is online but still serves as the ultimate “Go Green” information package for participants to explore resources and services available to them and to learn about the environment and natural resources.
The agency is partnering with the City of Chino to host activities throughout Earth Week from Sunday, April 18 to Saturday, April 24.
Mr. Deshmukh said visitors will have the opportunity to virtually explore the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park through an interactive and immersive platform as they take part in educational activities, navigate through resources provided by external vendors, learn about environmental resources and how to protect them, enjoy an environmental show, and participate in opportunities to receive free giveaways.
The Chino Creek Wetlands consist of 22 acres on El Prado Road and Kimball Avenue featuring native plants, trees, and ponds supplied with treated water from the IEUA which has its headquarters adjacent to the wetlands.
The wetlands are open to the public to visit anytime.
Students and the public will learn about water resources, how compost benefits the soil, the diversity and importance of the region’s habitat including virtual wildlife encounters and native plant life, and the importance of proper recycling.
Participants will be able to visit the cheeseburger booth to learn how much water it takes to make a cheeseburger, explore the water cycle booth to understand how and where water travels, watch a puppet show hosted by Wally the Water Drop and Owlie the Owl to learn about watersheds, and “drop by” vendor booths for animal encounters. To register, visit ieua.org/events/2021-virtual-earth-week.
Mayor Brian Johsz called for the city’s first Neighborhood Cleanup Day in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24 to give residents an opportunity to lend a helping hand while having fun with their families and teaching children the importance of respecting the environment.
Residents are being asked to clean up litter and debris in their neighborhood on sidewalks, trails, open space, and parks.
Registration is required to receive a free cleaning supply kit and learn about drop-off locations for filled trash bags.
The cleaning kits will include trash bags, disposable gloves, a trash picker, hand sanitizer, and water.
Cleaning supply kits can be picked up from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 or on the day of the event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Pinehurst Park on Park Drive off Butterfield Ranch Road or the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive.
Residents may dispose of the trash bags at designated drop-off locations the day of the event.
In addition to the partnership with the IEUA during Earth Week,…
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