Avoid parking hassles - use the EarthFair Shuttle

or many, the fun and excitement of attending the EarthFair is tempered by the bother and frustration of fighting traffic while finding a place to park.
Sound familiar? Why not try the simple alternative: take the EarthFair Shuttle. San Diego Earth Day has secured a large parking lot in Florida Canyon off of Pershing Drive and will be running shuttles to and from Balboa Park every 5 - 10 minutes. Simply drive up Park Blvd. from the Hwy 5 freeway exits and follow the signs. There will also be free, secured parking at City College, off Park Blvd. The shuttles will run from 9am to 6pm. Best of all, parking and shuttle service are free!
This year, in keeping with the spirit of Earth Day, the shuttle busses will all be powered by non-polluting compressed natural gas. The shuttle busses are being donated by San Diego Transit. The parking lot will be staffed by Ace Parking, and on-site guards will help ensure the security of the parked vehicles.

All species invited to join the Earth Day Parade

ll species are invited to march in San Diego Earth Day's All Species Parade on Sunday, April 21 at 10:30am. The parade will proceed through EarthFair '96, from the Organ Pavilion to the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.
"Let's make every day Earth Day!" says Karen Kay, Parade Grand Marshal and Q106 radio personality. "The Parade is a great way to remember the wonderful animals and plants that are becoming extinct and to remind ourselves to do something to preserve them before it is too late."
Representing scout troops, schools, churches and many other groups, more than 400 children, animals and adults will celebrate the variety of life on earth and the importance of preserving the natural world that sustains us all. With a myriad of musical styles, the Super Sonic Samba Band, the Jackstraws, and the Greenfield Middle School Marching band will celebrate the diversity of music on earth.
Each entry in the Parade will be designed and assembled with the creative use of recycled and reused materials. Transportation in the parade will either be human-powered or represent energy alternatives available today, such as solar energy. Special guests include cartoon characters Archie and Veronica riding in an electric car.
The parade is a popular part of the annual EarthFair in Balboa Park. Viewing is free and the best view is from the Q106 booth in front of the Japanese Friendship garden near the Organ Pavilion.
For more information or to register for the Parade, call 496-6666.