One for All LbNA # 21552
|Placed Date||Apr 19 2006|
"May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life."
--United Nations Secretary-General U Thant
March 21, 1971.
Earth Day is April 22nd. Earth week [in 2007] is April 16th-22nd. There are some goings-on locally which include service projects and awareness efforts, culminating in a big day-long party at Julia Davis Park on the 22nd.
Earth Day was first observed in Spring of 1970. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities out of which came the largest grassroots environmental movement in U.S. history, and the impetus for national legislation like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. By the twentieth anniversary of that event, April 22, 1990, more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in Earth Day celebrations.
As you may already know, Earth Day has been a fairly large celebration in various locales!
There are MANY "Earth Day" searches you could do to learn more, so I will leave you with only two, for a beginning point.
If you don't know what an "ecological footprint" is, then you want to see this!
In honor of the planet which sustains all life, all animals, our lives, and that of our loved ones, this box has been placed just far enough from the parking lot that you will have the chance to enjoy some nature of your own. In the spring, this location has a running stream, blooming flowers, tons of birds all over, raptors soaring, and a random fox you might spy. Definitely you will see mountain bikers, runners, and hikers...
1. Get yourself to 8th street, Boise
2. Take 8th street North, UP into the foothills.
3. Get yourself to the parking area on the RIGHT that is shortly after the road turns to dirt. (It is near a nature center)
4. This is a round-trip of just over 1/2 mile as WRITTEN (however, once you're OUT here, wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a longer hike? SO MANY possibilities!)
5. Orient yourself at the Map "Kiosk".
6. Find Trail 29, "Lower Hulls' Gulch".
7. Start up trail 29, which parallels the dirt road in appx. a north-easterly direction.
8. You will cross over a small wooden footbridge.
9. When you get to the 2nd small wooden footbridge, STOP!
(this is about 1/4 mile from the parking lot)
10. Your Earth honoring stamp is below the WEST "TRUSS" of the small footbridge wedged quite well between soil, rock, wood.
Please re-hide WELL and replace rock in front.
We hope you choose to enjoy a walk in this area, especially in spring as it is so nice! There is a lot of wildlife to be seen here. The area is dog friendly, child friendly, and maybe wheelchair friendly if you have the "4x4" kind, or someone strong pushing you.
"Here, Kitty, Kitty" and "What day?" are in the vicinity. Pick those up, too!
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children" -Kenyan Proverb