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Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate "Earth Day Around the World"

Gwinnett County, GA--  (sent by Walter West)  Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate "Earth Day Around the World" at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

"Earth Day originated as a way to bring awareness and appreciation to the natural environment," said Jason West, Director of Development at the GEHC. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by spending time exploring, playing, and learning at the GEHC."

Visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities, including games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar t-shirt screening, face painting, and much more.

In addition, special programming will allow you to dissect an owl pellet, meet a real life Great Horned Owl and discover the types of wildlife you can find in your own backyard. Whole Foods Market from Duluth/John’s Creek will provide organic food cooking demonstrations.

South River Watershed Alliance to Join Lawsuit against DeKalb County and their dumping practices

Tucker, GA--  (submitted by Green Law) Today, the South River Watershed Alliance (Alliance), represented by public interest attorneys from GreenLaw, took steps to ensure that the DeKalb residents harmed by years of illegal sewer overflows from DeKalb County will have a seat at the table as regulators finalize a deal with the County on how to fix the ailing sewer system. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) have filed a proposed Consent Decree in federal court which outlines a plan to clean up the DeKalb County sewer system. The proposed Decree is the result of the County’s long-term failure to prevent unpermitted discharges of untreated sewage into Snapfinger Creek, South River and many other water bodies in the County.

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Children can play and learn about the environment

Children can play and learn about the environment

Earth Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to involve the kids, there is no better way than with the Earth Day Kids Fest at Chattahoochee Nature Center on April 16 from 10-3.

This is the 9th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest and is sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center, in addition to being presented by Macy’s Foundation.    As the name would imply, the Earth Day festival is just for the kids.  It’s an event where there is lots of learning, but lots of fun too.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Mason Mill Park

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Mason Mill Park

DECATUR, Ga. – (submitted by DeKalb County Parks and Rec.) DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. for a Phase 1 Park Renovation Project at Mason Mill Park.

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DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

DECATUR – (DeKalb County Gov't) Thunderstorms affect relatively small areas when compared with hurricanes and winter storms. Despite their small size, all thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes.

“Straight line winds can reach speeds in excess of 100 mph and produce damage similar to a tornado,” said DeKalb County Public Safety Director William Miller.

The biggest threat from severe thunderstorms is damaging straight line winds and large hail. These winds occur, on average, 19 days per year in Georgia.