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Earth Day: Events Tuesday in the Colorado Springs area

April 22, 2014 Updated: April 22, 2014 at 9:22 am
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photo - School in the Woods naturalists and visitors to the Garden of the Gods Earth Day celebration search for pond organisms in a bucket outside the nature center Saturday, April 19, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
School in the Woods naturalists and visitors to the Garden of the Gods Earth Day celebration search for pond organisms in a bucket outside the nature center Saturday, April 19, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette 

Here's a look at Earth Day events in the Colorado Springs area:

• Life is Green - Earth Day presentation, Colorado Springs. Local filmmaker Dave Gardner leads an Earth Day talk exploring connections between sustainability and a meaningful life. 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St.

• Earth Day Hike: A Calamitous Meeting of Natural Disasters, Franktown. 
Join volunteer naturalist Peter Laux in Castlewood Canyon State Park while he points out clues to a “monumental geological event” that shaped the area. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. Meet-up is at shelters at Canyon Point parking lot, 2989 S. State Highway 83.

• Earth Day celebration at Phelan Gardens, Colorado Springs. Children are invited on a 10-minute scavenger hunt packed with lessons on plant diversity, growing tips and planting practices. 9 a.m. Saturday, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

• Southern Colorado Great Cloth Diaper Change, Colorado Springs. Green-minded parents in the Pikes Peak region seek to break a Guinness World Record for the most babies changed into a cloth diaper at one time. 9 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd.

• Earth Day Harvest and Planting Project, Castle Rock. Harvesting willow branches from the creek at Castle Rock Festival Park and replanting them upstream in the Crystal Valley Ranch area. Signed participation waivers are required. Participants should bring pruning shears, engineer hammers and work gloves. Snacks and beverages are provided. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The park is located at 300 Second St.

• Earth Day Cleanup, Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo. Pitch in on Earth Day and join volunteers for a three-hour cleanup of trails near Lake Pueblo. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Park entry fees will be waived and lunch provided. Meet at the Lake Pueblo Quail Run group picnic area, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Road, Pueblo.

• 6th Annual Fashion Show 2014 and Greenie Awards, Colorado Springs. Stylists from Veda Salon & Spa spearhead a fashion show featuring recycled outfits, runway models, music and dancing — a benefit for the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, a conservation group dedicated to public lands of southern Colorado. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased in person or mailed to the RMFI office, 815 S. 25th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Benefit begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m., at Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

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