2016 Earth Day Season

The Ramona Band of Cahuilla Environmental Department has had a busy 2016 Earth Day season!

Photo Credit: N. Jonkhoff

Several Tribes – including La Jolla (April 9th), Santa Rosa (May 7th), and Los Coyotes (May 14th) – invited our Department to their annual Earth Day festivities.  We were happy to host an educational booth at each event and engage with their Tribal communities.  This year, our Water & EPA Specialist designed and built an aquifer model (shown above and to the left) entirely from scratch!  It was rewarding to be able to display the model and visually demonstrate to participants the potential impacts of groundwater contamination.

In addition to hosting a booth at three outreach events, the Ramona Environmental Department also hosted their own Earth Day (May 28th) in Anza.  Approximately one hundred participants were in attendance, including staff from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, US Fish and Wildlife, Anza Electric Co-Op, and other Tribal Environmental Departments, among others!  We also had several cultural performances this year, including bird singers from Cahuilla and the Rincon Story Tellers.  Overall, it was a great day to visit with our community partners and disseminate information on how to better protect our natural and cultural resources.

Photo Credit: N. Jonkhoff

If your Tribe is hosting an outreach event and would like the Ramona Environmental Department to set-up a booth, please visit the Tribal Staff page to contact the Department and share your event information.  We’d love to fit your upcoming event into our calendar!