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Grand Canyon seeking participants for Earth Day open-house

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On April 18-19 Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day.

This year's activities will focus on water, including conservation, quality, the Colorado River watershed and encouraging people to develop a broader understanding of the water resources. 

The weekend of activities will culminate with an open-house style celebration from 10 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza.

Grand Canyon's Green Team is hosting a weekend of free, fun and educational activities. The team is looking for 10 participants from outside the park to participate in the open-house style event April 19. If you and your organization or business is interested in taking part, please fill out an information sheet and submit to the park by April 3. The information sheet may be submitted electronically or via mail; however, all forms must be received by April 3.

The Green Team will evaluate and will make final selections from the submitted forms and will notify all applicants by April 10.

Grand Canyon's Green Team is comprised of employees from various National Park Service divisions, park concessioners, and park partners collaboratively working to increase the awareness and level of environmental stewardship within the Grand Canyon community.

More information about Grand Canyon's Earth Day celebration or to obtain information sheets is available from Green Team member Pamela Edwards at (928) 638-7713 or  or Marty Martell at (928) 638-7834 or

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