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Arbor Earth Day 2019 a Success!

Approximately one thousand attendees enjoyed themselves at the 2019 Arbor/Earth Day and attended workshops, checked out the booths, and played games. There were a number of fun activities, and multiple people won rain barrels, compost bins, Venstar ColorTouch smart thermostats, and shower flowers in the raffles. Special thanks to Venstar for donating five thermostats worth $200 each for the raffle. Scroll below to see a snapshot from the day’s activities.

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Top left: The City of Thousand Oaks water unit teamed up with California Water and California American Water in a booth to provide water conservation information to our residents.

Top right: Cathy Schoonmaker a wildlife biologist with the Santa Monica Mountains Fund led a talk on how to live with bobcats, mountain lions and other wildlife that are part of our community.

Middle left: Michael Wittman from Blue Sky Biochar leads a workshop on how healthy soils grow stronger plants and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides.

Middle right: We had a great turnout of electric vehicle owners showing off their EVs and answering questions from the public. The car on the left was from the Audi dealer and this was one of the very first Audi e-trons in California.

Bottom left: Local non-profits Citizens Climate Lobby and Organic Garden Club of Ventura County were two of the many non-profits sharing information with attendees.

 Bottom right: Current EV’s John Coulter discusses the benefits of EVs at their booth and founder David Eagle led a workshop on how to buy or lease an EV

 

 

montage 2Top left: Conejo Valley Audubon Society shared information on why native plants are critical to support birds. 

Top right: Goodbye from Wendy Waterdrop and the rest of us at the City of Thousand Oaks. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Bottom left: Councilmembers Claudia Bill-de la Peña and Bob Engler and County Supervisor Linda Parks welcome everyone to Arbor/Earth Day 2019. 

Bottom right: A young music fan checking out Second Steps, one of the three music acts featured this year.

 

 

 

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