Thank you, Dean and Kathy Featherstone, for sponsoring this special day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees in honor of this magical and mystical world we all share. We so appreciate you!
“On April 22, 1970 my dog and I partook in the first Earth Day walk in San Francisco to raise awareness for the plight of the Earth’s health and the creatures that inhabit it. There was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act at the time and no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.
The East Coast was encountering acid rain and the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland caught fire from pollution. Rivers in the Colorado Rockies were poisoned by Lead, Copper and Mercury mining. San Francisco Bay was closed to bathers/swimmers from pollution.
In Spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda; The World followed. Have a Happy Earth Day and thanks to those that made this day possible.”
Nutmeg, Betsy, Honey and Meredith:
Missy and Jody:
Burrito, Annie, Missy, Foxie and Jamie: