PEEC Officials Meet with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s Representative

Michelle Jaquez-Ortiz, right foreground, from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s Office met with officials at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street Thursday to learn how best the senator can support PEEC’s efforts. From left, Board President Becky Shankland, PEEC Member Karyl Ann Armbruster, Program Director Katie Watson, Board Member Dave Yeamans, Facility Director Chick Keller and Board Member Siobhan Niklasson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Upcoming PEEC events:

A Nature Center for Los Alamos? Public meeting before the CIP committee at 5:15 p.m., Feb. 23, in the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue.

Earth Day Festival

PEEC is asking people to encourage their favorite local businesses to support PEEC’s Earth Day Festival in April. PEEC is currently enrolling sponsors, advertisers and display booths.

The theme this year is “The Ever-Changing Land of Enchantment.” PEEC’s logo connects people to the land they live in and its changes over the past 100 years of New Mexico’s Centennial. But it also reminds people that they must live gently on this beautiful and vulnerable land.

Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3540 Orange St.

The Earth Day Festival is PEEC’s biggest event of the year. The 2012 festival will feature booths and displays where community groups will show their earth-friendly products and practices, and provide information about the environment on the Pajarito Plateau.

This year’s festival will feature two entertainment groups. Like previous years, at 11 a.m. Renaissance entertainment group Clan Tynkerwill perform. New to the festival this year, Wise Foolwill perform at 1 p.m. with giant puppets.

Ways to Participate

  • Submit a work of art for the Earth Day art show.
  • Sign up for a display space at the festival (informational, interactive, or sale of earth-friendly items).
  • Assist with miscellaneous jobs during the festival.
  • Submit an article for the Earth Day tabloid (due 3/30/11).
  • Purchase an advertisement in the Monitor Earth Day tabloid (due 4/5/11).
  • Attend the benefit dinner.
  • Be a sponsor.


Earth Day Chair Terry Foxx, 672-9056,

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