Keeping the Earth Day Spirit alive in Maple Ridge – Maple Ridge News
While Earth Day 2021 could be in the rear view, the Maple Ridge Celebrate Earth Day Committee wants to continue the conversation on conservation.
It encourages residents to “live locally, stay safe and emerge” through a Maple Ridge community challenge suggestion list and interactive map.
“With the warmer days and the sun, and the recent public health recommendations to stay within our own health authority, people are looking for fun, safe activities to do outside in their community,” says Leanne Koehn , Earth Day coordinator.
“Our challenge list and personalized online interactive map covers all of the cool places to visit in Maple Ridge – pet friendly parks and decks, free little libraries, bubble bars, nurseries to buy seeds or plants for. gardening, hiking trails, a frisbee golf course, bike rides and many more fun places and activities in our own backyard.
Residents are encouraged to consult the list and map at www.mrearthday.ca and find something they’re interested in, then go check it out in person, all while staying safe through social distancing, wearing masks, and hand washing. Maple Ridge’s personalized Google Earth Day map has been viewed over 2,300 times and people have requested that it stay awake after Earth Day as the activities can be enjoyed year-round.
The #emergemr contest is still operational.
On Earth Day, April 22, the first three winners were announced and the organizers also announced that the contest will be extended, with the next draw taking place on Friday, May 21.
“It gives people plenty of time to snap a quick photo on one of their ‘Emerge’ outings and post it with the hashtag #emergemr on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram,” Koehn said.
“Anyone who posts a photo of their challenge and uses the hashtag will be entered into the draw. Don’t forget to set your settings to “public” so that we can see your photo! “
A local store initiative is also encouraged.
The awards were donated by the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association and other local stores and businesses. The first draw took place on April 22 and the next one on May 21.
￼￼ “Downtown businesses need our support, especially now,” said Ineke Boekhorst, Managing Director of DMRBIA, “When you’re on the go, take advantage of some time downtown and do local shopping… we all win! ”
Prizes and gift certificates are provided by: Carrie’s Cupboard, City of Maple Ridge, Dr. Bee – Honeyland Canada, Handmade Cards by Marcia, Haney Home Hardware, Home Restaurant, Latin Flavors Fitness, Maple Ridge Florist, Red Pine Healing, Seana’s Delectables, Sweet ‘n’ Sassy, T’s – Once upon a time there was a city and a land of tea leaves and a three tree nursery.
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