Go green with the Providence Master Planned Community during its first Going Green Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22. The free event for the whole family is being held in conjunction with the annual international Earth Day observance where people all over the world demonstrate support for keeping the planet healthy and clean.
Activities will begin with a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) clean-up in the desert area west of Providence from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to receive more information on the location and also will receive a ‘thank you’ bag with a T-shirt and lunch.
Volunteers and the community are then invited to Providence’s Knickerbocker Park for a variety of festivities from noon to 3 p.m. They include music, games, inflatable bungee run and obstacle course, gardening demonstrations for kids and adults by Star Nursery, small farmers market by Gilcrease Orchard, dog agility course by K-9 Allure, free shredding by Opportunity Village, blood drive by United Blood Services, information and goodies for kids from community partners, and food trucks. In addition, Providence will continue with its long-standing tradition of releasing ladybugs at 2:30 p.m.They are considered beneficial because they consume harmful insects that kill or damage flowers, shrubs and trees.
To sign up for the clean-up, visit http://signup.com/go/V57ceQ, and to register for the blood drive, visit www.bloodhero.com and enter the sponsor code Providence Hero. For event information, call the Providence Master Homeowners Association at 702-216-2020
Knickerbocker Park is located at 10695 W. Dorrell Lane, north of the I-215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.