Earth Day, Arbor Day activities scheduled

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron’s Natural Resources Management Flight

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron’s Natural Resources Management Flight has sponsored an annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration since 1992 and earned Tree City USA status since 1998. The celebration is held each April with events to promote awareness that involve the base and local community.

This year’s activities will include:

• An Earth Day 5K Fun Run at 7 a.m. Thursday at Unity Park. A traveling plaque will be presented to squadron with the most participation, and prizes will be awarded to the top male/female finishers.

• A Tree City USA Ceremony and tree planting at 10 a.m. Thursday at Green Zone Park. This will be the 13th consecutive year Cannon is designated as a Tree City USA community

• Information booths and displays at the Base Exchange from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Base personnel will receive information on recycling and other environmental programs, and promotional items made from recycled products will be handed out.

• Story telling at the Clovis Carver Library from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Base personnel will read to children about Earth Day followed by a craft session.