April 22 is Earth Day! The 50th Earth Day will be a unique and somber time for the Earth. The shut-down of daily human life has reduced the Earth’s vibrations, air pollution has dropped enough to create skyline views not seen in decades, and the city of Los Angeles currently has some of the cleanest air in the world.
But these effects are temporary. To restore the Earth takes all of us. And this year is no different – that’s why KCD will be celebrating #earthdayathome. We want to see the many ways our community is finding to support natural yards, native plants, pollinators, and local food. So whether you’re putting out mason bees, growing veggie starts, or just getting the garden going, share your projects on social media and tag them with #earthdayathome and @kingconservationdistrict throughout the month of April.
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.