State Parks to Host Sustainability Fairs

Parker Dam and Clear Creek State Parks will be hosting new events this August.

Two Sustainability Fairs, separate but similar, will showcase local and statewide businesses, agencies and organizations who promote sustainable technologies, practices or products.

Clear Creek’s fair will be Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Parker Dam is organizing its event for Thursday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

At both events, you will be able to get a first-hand look at a solar generator, an electric motorcycle and a hybrid vehicle, and will be able to ask questions on how they work and the future of the technology.

A Soil Conservationist will be there to explain microbes and their influence on plant growth while a Watershed Specialist will demystify water runoff.

You will learn what is affecting pollinators and how local communities can find local produce and dairy products.  You will get a handle on what the green terms such as organic, cage free, pasture fed and non-GMO mean for your health.

Are you confused about the county recycling program?  Do you want to know what people make with those old soda bottles?  Someone will be there to answer those questions, too.

A forester will be on hand to explain management ideas and programs for woodlot owners.  Children can participate in activities and youth can ask questions about careers in the sustainability field.

For more information, or if you or your organization would like to be part of the fair, contact Sylvia Rensel, Sustainability Major & Intern at Parker Dam State Park 814-765-0630, or Suzann Rensel, Environmental Educator at Clear Creek State Park, 814-752-2368.

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