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CANNON BEACH — Numerous 12 Days of Earth Day events will take place Wednesday and Thursday, April 11 through 22, in Cannon Beach.
The ninth annual celebration will offer environmentally focused opportunities.
Participants can celebrate the return of the tufted puffins to Haystack Rock. Visitors and residents alike can learn about these special birds from Haystack Rock Awareness Program staff and volunteers, who will provide environmental interpretation and puffin-viewing stations on the beach as conditions allow throughout the festival days.
Events include a Friends of Haystack Rock talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11; tree plantings; a beach cleanup coordinated by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce; free Cannon Beach Arts Association and HRAP marine debris jewelry-making class; guided tours and hikes around Cannon Beach; a shred event; community potluck on Friday, April 20; a “Pets and People” Walking Parade and a Street Fair where different environmental groups will share ideas.
The third annual 12 Days of Earth Day Marine Debris Art Contest takes on a new look this year as a collaborative project. The project will take place during the 12 Days celebration with the assistance of Cannon Beach Arts Association and HRAP. Participants who love beachcombing, creativity and stewardship are encouraged to participate beginning on Wednesday, April 11. The theme this year is “A Collaboration for our Earth.” Participants will build pieces of art (in a 12-inch-by-12-inch square) in teams, which will then be put together at the potluck to create a larger piece of 6-foot-by-6-foot art. The larger art piece, conceptualized by local artist Joe Adams, will be a surprise, which is then donated to the community.
For the full schedule of events, visit the 12 Days of Earth Day at www.TwelveDaysofEarthDay.com.