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Effie Yeaw Center Joins Recycling Partnership

More recycling options to be available for patrons.

The is entering into a recycling partnership to provide visitors to the in Carmichael with more recycling options, center officials have announced.

The partnership expands the “Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste.
Recycle.” campaign with America’s plastic makers through the American Chemistry Council, according to a news release.

The partnership will place six recycling bins at key areas of the , which is run by ARNHA and located within , part of the popular American River Parkway.

“The nature center welcomes about 100,000 guests a year, the majority of whom are families and school children,” Paul Tebbel, executive director of the center, said in a released statement. “It’s not only important for us to educate our young visitors about the value of recycling, we also need to give them the opportunity to become the next generation of recyclers by providing recycling bins in our center.”

The partners announced the expanded program during a reception Wednesday at the nature center hosted by the , which included local business representatives, volunteers and community leaders.

ARNHA becomes the latest organization to join the statewide partnership that also includes Keep California Beautiful, California State Parks, the California Department of Transportation, the City of Woodland, PG&E and the Aquarium of the Pacific. To date, the partnership has placed nearly 700 permanent and seasonal bins across California in an effort to grow awareness for away-from-home recycling and increase recycling collection.

“We welcome the American River Natural History Association to the partnership and invite other agencies, businesses and organizations to join us in our effort to preserve California’s beauty, one recycle bin at a time,” Steve Russell, vice president of the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, said in a released statement. “By working together, we can make a difference in our communities, our environment and our state."

The campaign began in 2007 when the partnership placed recycling bins and signs at some of California’s most popular beach destinations operated by State Parks.

“The 'Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle.' campaign continues to grow and flourish and provide Californians with away-from-home recycling opportunities,” Christine Flowers, executive director of Keep California Beautiful, said in a released statement. “Working together across various agencies, we’ve made a difference in our state through recycling.”

To learn more about the recycling campaign, please visit www.2valuable2waste.com.

The center has free events this weekend also:

Saturday Safari
Grab your binoculars (or borrow some) and take a guided walk to see the animals and plants that make up the unique habitat along the American River. All ages welcome.
Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Wildflower Walk
From poppies to grass pinks to brodiaea, join a naturalist on a search to see what is blooming. All ages welcome.
Sunday 1:30 p.m.

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