By Jill Downs firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fallon Tribal Environmental Department organized a weeklong series of earth-friendly activities for our Earth Day Annual Event in efforts to teach our community about the importance of recycling and environmental sustainability.
Beginning on Monday, April 16, 2018 tribal departments worked hard together to preserve the environment and to bring awareness to protect our Earth. Activities were planned from Monday, April 16, to Saturday, April 21, 2018. From Community Clean-up Events, Free Environmental Free Cycle Event, a Earth Day National Geographic Movie Night held at Fox Peak Cinema, to Emergency Management Community Education & Chili Cook Off.
Earth Day itself, began with the Child Abuse Prevention Walk at Oats Park where walkers, including Tribal Treasurer Jon Pishion and Tribal Secretary Laura Ijames, planted the symbolic pinwheels in a “pinwheel garden”, in front of the Fox Peak Station where the sun reflected on the wind-driven shiny blue and silver pinwheels.
Participants returned to Oats Park to celebrate Earth Day as attendees enjoyed music by the live band “Rogue River” on the Centennial Stage. Representatives from local and out of area organizations provided information with many free give aways, dancing, and drumming by Young Chief Drum Group. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support Earth Week and supported all the various activities that were planned. We would also like to thank all the Departments that worked hard this year to make sure that Earth Week was a success. Chairman George stated, “I would like to thank everyone for a great Earth Week 2018, I know everyone worked hard cleaning up our community and together we can make a difference”.
Congratulations to Mattie Zulz, a 6th Grade at Oasis Academy who was selected to join the National Junior Honor Society. Requirements for membership are: Scholarship ( 3.0 to 4.0 cumulative GPA), Voluntary Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship.
Mattie is the daughter of Karl & Denea (Moyle) Zulz, Granddaughter to Alvin Moyle and Cathy Capucci.
TERO DEPARTMENT NEWS
The TERO Department continually accepts applications. If your application is over one (1) year from the date you last submitted, a new application will need to be completed. Please stop by the TERO Office or pick one up, they are located by the front door of the Administration Building.
If you are interested in attending trainings that are outside of the area or need help finding one, please let me know, I am happy to assist. TERO can help with some training costs for Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Members.
Please call for more information at 775-423-6040