Day 38: The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants, Birds & Other Wildlife of the Puyallup Riverwalk & Foothills Trail

EarthDay2020Today we take a virtual tour along the Puyallup Riverwalk celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Our Mission: Investigate the Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants, Birds & Other Wildlife of the Lower Puyallup River. The city’s riverwalk is a 10′ wide walking and biking route from Tacoma-to-Tahoma (Mt Rainier) envisioned years ago by the Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition, creating a gem of Pierce County now nearly realized with the help of land secured by the City of Puyallup and other public and private partners. Permission for filming has been secured, and is being done to help promote the new facebook.com/events/puyallup-river-walk-trail/all-along-the-riverwalk-an-arts-education-festival/500885553965216 which has been moved to a virtual format.

The broadcast is part of our “You Healthy? Go Outside!” Family Friendly Music & Earth Skills Activities taking place every day during the social distancing era. We broadcast daily via 6 PM to the Wolf Camp Facebook Page but really want to broadcast live on YouTube. However, we need 1,000 subscribers before they will let us live stream via our phone in the field, so PLEASE go to https://www.youtube.com/wolfcampcollege/ to subscribe and then ask all your family and friends to subscribe as well. Also please consider a donation if you enjoy the video lesson and would like to help keep Wolf Camp administrative staff employed through springtime.

UPCOMING: We encourage you to offer suggestions on Virtual Earth Skills Camp lessons and adventures you’d like us to broadcast in the coming. Otherwise, we are hoping that soon after Earth Day, we can launch the online version of the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Course revealing each field experience on daily broadcasts, but only if we get to 1,000 subscribers on YouTube which is the number they require for live streaming from phones in the field. We’ll keep broadcasting to our Wolf Camp Facebook page as a back-up, but will end broadcasts to Chris’ personal facebook page when YouTube subscriptions reach the 1,000 needed.

Announcements & Reminders:

– If you have time on your hands and you feel you’re not in a high risk group, see if your fire station, hospital, social service organization or other essential facility has a suggestion on how you can can get trained to support them. Staple businesses like grocery stores may even be hiring.

– If you still have an income or extra money, see if or when your fire station, hospital or other essential facility would appreciate delivery of a take-out order for one of their meals – it’s a great way to support small businesses too. Don’t forget essential non-profits which also need to keep people employed, and your favorite performing artists and venues which have little chance for income at this time.

– We believe that going outside is the healthiest way to maintain happiness while social distancing, where virus concentrations dissipate in the fresh air and can even get killed by extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. It’s where the sun helps us produce Vitamin D, keeping us happy and well. Gardening, in particular, is a great way to stay healthy, and if things get sparse, one of the best ways to increase food security.




Please consider a contribution if you benefited from this video, and help us keep Wolf Camp and the Conservation College at Blue Skye Farm going during this time when we can’t run spring workshops. We’re hoping to keep administrative staff employed in advance of the summer camp season. Thanks!

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