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.