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Celebrate Earth Day In The Exact Center Of California

NORTH FORK — Looking for something fun and educational to do with the family to celebrate the arrival of spring? The community of North Fork will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Mill Site. Admission is free.

“Come to the exact center of California to learn how to keep our planet healthy,” say organizers. “This will be a time to socialize, network and learn from various exhibitors.”

Eco products, recycling techniques including tire recycling, e-waste collection, a swap meet and educational information will be part of the fun-packed event.

Local artists will participate, and guests can indulge in delicious food and baked goods while listening to live music as local bands play throughout the day. Conservation groups will be on site, along with a raffle and numerous activities for kids including an egg hunt.

For information on having a booth or volunteering at the event, call Katie Parra at the North Fork Rancheria at 559-877-2461 x 321 or reach Katie via email.

Earth Day in North Fork is sponsored by the Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California.

Tire recycling

From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, the North Fork Waste Tire Amnesty Day event also takes takes place at the same location, funded by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Reservations are required and tire disposal, within prescribed limits, is free.

Tire amnesty days offer residents a time, place and a no-cost opportunity to dispose of any tires collected around the household. This event also allows the county to receive and haul away old tires to recycling centers, while providing neighborhoods with educational information on the benefits of proper tire handling.

Reservations are required and no out-of-county tires will be accepted. Proof of residency may be required if you are not on the reservation list.

The limit is nine tires without rims. Tractor and trailer tires will not be accepted.

To be placed on the list, given a time and specific location, please call Madera County Code Enforcement at 559-675-7821, ext. 3210. If there’s no answer, just leave your name and phone number.

 

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