Neighbors Read! Family Story Night presents “Our Friends, the Trees”
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mesa County Library, 530 Grand Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81502
( The program will be held in the central library programing room)
“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen”
~Henry David Thoreau
Join the Mesa Land and Trust and Mesa County Library for Tuesday night’s Family Story Time. This week’s program is called “Our Friends, the Trees”. November’s nature program is all about trees and the role they play in helping our earth and it’s human and animal inhabitants.
Trees are some of earths longest living organisms. They provide shade and help purify our air as well being homes to creatures, both large and small. Did you know that in a years time one acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car that has driven 8700 miles and that the death of one 70 year old tree would return approximately 3 tons of carbon back into our atmosphere? That’s a lot! Trees are truly beneficial to our world and this program teaches kids why trees are important to this generation and to future generations.
For those who may not be familiar with Mesa Land and Trust you can check them out at http://www.mesalandtrust.org . This wonderful Mesa County Non-Profit organization helps in the conservation of wildlife habitat, natural lands and the agricultural heritage that is part of our lives here in the Grand Valley. You can also join them the last Tuesday of every month when they host M.C.L’s Family Story Night. They have some excellent programs lined up for the year so you won’t want to miss out.
For more information on this event you can call the Library at 243-4442 or visit them online at http://www.mcpld.org