John Muir National Historic Site and the John Muir Association sponsored the fourth annual John Muir Birthday-Earth Day celebrating on Muir’s birthday on April 16th.
Over 2,000 visitors came to enjoy the festivities on a beautiful spring day.
“This event follows in Muir’s footsteps by connecting people to the beauty of nature and by forming connections to organizations that support sustainability and conservation of our natural and cultural treasures,” said Tom Leatherman, general superintendent for John Muir NHS.
The celebration included 39 exhibits from environmental friendly organizations, entertainment, tours of the 1882 Victorian Muir home and grounds, nature walks, and NPS Junior Ranger activities. Students from John Swett Elementary participated in a fashion show wearing 100 percent recycled costumes made by each student.
The keynote speaker at the event was Zara McDonald, executive director of the Felidae Conservation Fund. The mission of the organization is to advance the conservation of the world’s 37 felidae species and their habitat.