Earth Day Celebration

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To mark the 49th anniversary of the first Earth Day, the City of Rio Rancho’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful division invites citizens of all ages to a free celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Rd.

The event will feature various displays with Earth Day themes, as well as:

• Waste Management recycling truck demonstration

• Learning more about the Sandoval County landfill & compost operations

• Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste information

• DIY leak fixing at your home and conserving water to lower your monthly water bill by

visiting with staff from the City’s Water Conservation Office

• A Tour of the Water Wise Demonstration Garden

• Information about becoming a volunteer Tree Steward

Special Appearances by:

• The Rio Rancho Police and Fire Departments

• The Rio Rancho Tree Stewards

• Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA)

In addition, Otero’s Dairy Queen will give away free Dilly Bars, while supplies last, to those attending the celebration.

The celebration is coordinated by the City of Rio Rancho’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division; the Water Conservation Office, which is part of the Utilities Department; and the Division of Library and Information Services.

Earth Day was established by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 to be a worldwide nonpartisan day of environmental awareness, learning, and activism on behalf of our planet.

For more information about this event, please call (505) 891-5015. For more information about the City of Rio Rancho, visit Follow the City on Twitter (, and like it on Facebook (