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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22.  It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, who was a Wisconsin senator.  In 1969, there had been a terrible oil spill in California and Senator Nelson wanted to encourage people to work together to protect the environment.  Now people all over America come together on Earth Day to clean up parks and waterways, plant trees and clear off invasive plants off of public lands.

This year the focus of Earth Day is on protecting the world's many species of plants and animals.  There are millions of species we know and love and many more to be discovered.  Unfortunately, humans have upset the balance of nature so much that the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago.

All living things have a value and play a unique role in the complex web of life.  We can help endangered and threatened species by learning more about them.  Bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects and whales are just some of the species facing this danger.  Make every day Earth Day by doing what you can to help protect life on our planet.

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