For Immediate Release
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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