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Delmarva Power to Participate in Earth Day at Salisbury Zoo

SALISBURY, Md. (April 8, 2016) -- Over 2,000 people are expected to visit the Salisbury Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 to participate in the zoo's annual Earth Day celebration. The free event is designed to show the importance of protecting the environment.

Delmarva Power employees will distribute energy-saving information and operate a display that demonstrates the energy- and money-saving benefits of using compact fluorescent light bulbs. They will also give out red bud tree seedlings, backyard birds pocket guides, insulated grocery bags and wrist bands, while supplies last.

The event includes educational talks, environmental demonstrations and kids' activities. "Delmarva Power has been involved in the Earth Day celebration at the Salisbury Zoo since 1990," said John Allen, Delmarva Power region vice president. "We're proud to support such a worthwhile event that highlights the need to care for our environment."

"We're pleased to have a long-standing partnership with Delmarva Power in coordinating a celebration that promotes an appreciation of wildlife and conservation of our natural resources," said Ralph Piland, Salisbury Zoo director.

For those who want to get an energized start to their day on April 16, they can participate in the 14th annual Zoo Stampede 5K Race, a running and walking event that will begin at 9 a.m. at the zoo's east gate. Proceeds from the event benefit the zoo. For more information on Earth Day and the Zoo Stampede 5K Race, call 410-548-3188.

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