Photo Essay by RYSZARD WASILEWSKI
Earth Day celebrations took place on the Plaza in Jemez Springs Saturday, despite the threatening weather.
The plaza was well packed with stalls, many carried information from locally based agencies directed to local residents. These included ecological organizations like the Wild Earth Guardians and Sustainable Solutions, but also the Forest Service, Valles Caldera National Preserve and fire services.
Mostly though, visitors had an opportunity to meet local earth-friendly producers of crafts and food. The event was organized mostly by Sustainable Solutions, who took over that role from the Jemez Community Association this year.
The temperatures dropped and the wind grew stronger as the day went on, but the stall holders bravely hung on to their brochures, hand-outs and canopies.