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Eastern Iowa Earth Day activities

DUBUQUE (KWWL)--  As part of the Sustainable Dubuque initiative, the City of Dubuque will sponsor a community conversation on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 a.m. at the Grand River Center. The public is invited to attend this free event, which includes a light continental breakfast. Registration is required by visiting www.sustainabledubuque.org <http://www.sustainabledubuque.org/> or calling 563.589.4110.


IOWA CITY (KWWL)--  The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national lawn and landscape association, is holding a nationwide Day of Service on April 22, 2009. Members of PLANET are organizing volunteer lawn and landscape projects in communities across the country. For more information about the national PLANET Day of Service, log on to planetdayofservice.org.

Volunteers will be at City Park in Iowa City and at Edgewater Park, Coralville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Iowa City Landscaping will be removing dirt and re-mulching trees in parks that were damaged by flooding.


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL)--  The University of Northern Iowa will host "Get Your Green On!", a series of events celebrating Earth Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Maucker Union Courtyard.

Available events include tours of UNI's Botanical Center, a 5K run/walk, an environmental job booth hosted by UNI Career Services, live music and many more exhibits and activities. Twenty-five organizations are scheduled to participate.

The 5K run walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the stairs on the east side of the UNI Botanical Center. Participants who register early at www.rrttc.com <http://www.rrttc.com> will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. The Runner's Flat will provide prizes for the top finishers. Grilled food will be available throughout the day, with vegetable kabobs provided by the Roots Market.

Additionally, free bike tune-ups will be available from Europa Cycle and Ski from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and participants who bring one pound of recyclables (no glass or tin) to the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center booth will receive a free T-shirt or backpack while supplies last.


WATERLOO (KWWL)--  Black Hawk Elementary School in Waterloo is celebrating Earth Day 2009, on Wednesday, April 22. Students and their Partners in Education will be exercising civic action and participation through a variety of activities on their school campus. Students, teachers and volunteers will be wearing green or earthen color shirts.

Throughout the day, student will be planting trees and flower, watching Earth Day videos, and participate in a school-wide campus clean-up.


PARKERSBURG (KWWL)-- Hawkeye Community College is participating in a community service day at Parkersburg on Wednesday, April 22. PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) is helping to sponsor the planting of 50 trees in the city and the Horticulture Department is assisting with the planting. About 25 students and instructors will be arriving in Parkersburg at 11:00 and will be helping install the trees, both on public and private properties.

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