Grand Canyon looking for Earth Day participants

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza.

This year's activities will focus on water, including conservation, quality and encouraging people to develop a broader understanding of this resource.

Grand Canyon's Green Team is hosting the open-house style event and is looking for 10 participants from outside the park to participate April 22. GCNP invites individuals and organization or businesses who are interested in participating to fill out an information sheet provided by the park which can be obtained from the Canyon's Green Team. Submit the sheet to the contact listed on the form by March 18. The information sheet may be submitted electronically or via mail; however, all forms must be received by March 18. The Green Team will evaluate the submitted forms and will make final selections and notify all applicants by April 8.

Grand Canyon's Green Team is comprised of employees from various National Park Service divisions, park concessioners and park partners collaboratively working to increase the awareness and level of environmental stewardship within the Grand Canyon community. More information about the Grand Canyon's Earth Day celebration is available from Green Team member Pamela Edwards at 928-638-7713 or pamela_edwards@nps.gov.

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