OLYMPIA – Thurston County Commissioners are urging all citizens to be active participants in the safeguarding of Earth’s natural resources. Commissioners offered the encouragement in a resolution in observance of the 40th anniversary of “Earth Day”, April 22nd.
In part, the resolution reads-“Earth Day provides a special time to draw citizens together in appreciation of their mutual home, Planet Earth, and supports the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment;”
As part of the Earth Day recognition, commissioners scheduled special presentations for their regularly scheduled meeting the afternoon of April 20th. The presentations include-
- Celebration of Stream Team’s 20 year anniversary.
- Comments from Jean Takekawa of the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
- John Druelinger from Thurston County's Planning Department speaking about work on Climate Change.
Thurston County Commission Chair Sandra Romero says the special recognition is a reminder that everyone has a duty in preserving the planet. "We celebrate Earth Day with the goal of inspiring awareness and encouraging all citizens to be active participants in the conservation, protection, and appreciation of our environment."
The Thurston County Commission meeting is held at 2 pm on Tuesdays in Room 280 of Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia. -30-