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On behalf of the Executive Board of the Central Colorado Climate Coalition, we wish to thank a committed and caring community for making the revival of the Earth Day celebration April 22 (like the wind that day) a howling success!

Hundreds of you joined in the Parade of the Species from Alpine Park through downtown to Riverside Park for an afternoon of environmental awareness, education, commitment, music and fun, coordinated by our organization and our tireless community organizer, Angie Thompson.

We would like to express our deep appreciation to all the participants who supported us and Mother Earth on her day by joining in this worthy effort:

Greater Aransas River Nature Association
Elements Composting

Parade of the Species for Earth Day 2022. Photo by Jan Wondra.Elements Compost

Citizens Climate Lobby
Unbottle & Protect Chaffee County Water
Chaffee County Community Foundation
Arkansas Valley Energy Future
Natural Grocers
Guidestone Colorado
BV E Bikes
Fremont County Democrats
Choose Life Toymakers
EnergySmart Chaffee
B 1 Energy
Salida Pharmacy & Fountain
KHEN Community Radio
Museum of Authenticity LLC
Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
Community Arts@T.Rex Hall
County Commissioner Keith Baker
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Alliance of Therapy Dogs Chaffee County
City of Salida Parks and Recreation
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Salida Circus
The River Tribe
Talented local musicians Bruce Warren, Andrea Cohen, Dave Tipton
Colorado Parks and Wildlife for the trash pickup
and Kent Aman for his vital help with setup/takedown

And special thanks as well for those who donated the funds for our event or their in-kind contributions (water, coffee, healthy snacks, ice cream and more) that made Earth Day a success:

B 1 Energy
Beekeepers Honey Boutique
Box of Bubbles
Brady’s West Nursery
Brown Dog Coffee
Café Dawn
Dragonfly Gifts
First Colorado Real Estate
Kaleidoscope Toys
KHEN Community Radio
Kris Shurr
Little Red Tricycle
Mary Lee Brensman
Mixing Bowl
Mo Burrito
Moonlight Pizza
Museum of Authenticity
Natural Grocers
Oveja Negra
Rama’s Bread
Rebound Physical Therapy
Riveting Experience Jewelry
Su Casa
Trish Cullinan
Unbottle & Protect Chaffee County Water
Vital Living
Western Native Seed

Stay tuned for word on future events from the Climate Coalition and we hope to see you all again next Earth Day!

Featured image: Parade of the Species 2022. Photo by Jan Wondra.