The public is invited to celebrate the 11th annual Earth day in Qualicum Beach this weekend, with music, cake, environmental displays, face-painting and a forest tour on Sunday.
Organizer of the event Annette Tanner with the Wilderness Committee said the event this year will focus on the urgency of saving Lot 10 in Qualicum Beach which is in danger of being logged.
A portion of the 60-hectare floodplain forest has been toured every BC Rivers Day and Earth Day for 12 years, to view the threatened forested ecosystem rich in wildlife and plant species, which also contains the third tallest spruce tree in Canada.
The celebration for Earth Day begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 16 at the Qualicum Beach Town Hall square, with cake cutting at noon.
The fun will continue until 2 p.m.
On Sunday the tour will take place at 1 p.m., meeting at the junction of Kinkade Rd. and Old Island Highway — next to Riverside Resort in Qualicum Beach.
The tour is by donation, with proceeds going to the Town of Qualicum Beach for their fundraising efforts to preserve the forest.