Monday, Apr 30, 2012
A John Muir Birthday – Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21st, drew a record-breaking crowd of more than 2,500 visitors.
Visitors from throughout the Bay Area enjoyed exhibits and fun activities for all ages, live music, self-guided tours of the 1882 Victorian Muir home, Junior Ranger activities, and more.
The keynote speaker was Rona Zollinger, co-founder of the New Leaf: A Sustainable Living Collaborative in the Martinez Unified School District. Musical groups included Spinning Wheel, The Hopeful Romantics, Extended Roots, Cal Revels and Ancestral Waters.
The event coincided with the national Earth Day weekend and featured local and national exhibitors committed to environmental protection. Pinnacles National Monument, Juan Bautista de Anza National Heritage Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore and Pacific West Region's fire education and inventory management teams all sent representatives to the Martinez event to provide detailed information on area park offerings.
"The hard work of the staff and partners resulted in a great event that gave life to the legacy of John Muir", said Morgan Smith, the park’s chief of interpretation.
The event was presented by the John Muir Association and the National Park Service, with the aid of this year’s sponsors, including the City of Martinez, Shell Martinez Refinery, Allied Waste Services and Kiwanis of Martinez.
For more information about the John Muir Association, click on the link below.