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Enviro-Mich message from "LISA S. YEE" <YEE@nwf.org>
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JOIN US FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL
ANN ARBOR ALL SPECIES PARADE!

(SUNDAY APRIL 26, 1998)
12 NOON @ WHEELER PARK
(N. 4th and Depot Street)
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In honor of Earth Day, all are welcome to participate 
in a costumed parade to celebrate the diversity of 
plants and animals and to raise awareness about the 
plight of endangered species.  

Endangered species in Michigan include the Gray wolf, 
Indiana bat, Kirtland's Warbler, American burying beetle, 
Karner blue butterfly, and Michigan monkey-flower.
These species are protected under the Endangered Species
Act and parade participants will be urged to write letters
to their lawmakers urging strong protections under the ESA.

Hundreds of people are expected to participate in this
year's parade. Costumes in year's past have included 
some of the Michigan endangered species mentioned 
above along with more common species and other species 
from other parts of the world including butterflies, bats, 
manatees, snakes, cows, beetles, dragonflies, marsh 
grasses, leopards, and even Mother Nature herself. 

The parade will march on Sunday, April 26, from Wheeler 
Park in Ann Arbor to a FREE city-wide Earth Day celebration 
at the Leslie Science Center (which all are encouraged to
also participate in).

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ALL SPECIES PARADE (SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1998)
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
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* The parade is a walking parade along sidewalks 
(approximately 1 mile in length).

PARADE DEPARTURE TIME AND LOCATION
* Last minute parade participants should meet at 12:00 noon if 
they'd like to get their face painted. 
* All other participants should arrive by 12:30pm at Wheeler 
Park (N. Fourth & Depot St.--near the train station)  
* The parade will leave from Wheeler Park at 1:00 pm and arrive 
at 2:15 pm for a grand entrance at the FREE city wide Earth Day 
festivities at the Leslie Science Center.

PARADE ROUTE
* Wheeler Park, up the stairs to the Broadway Bridge, over the 
Broadway Bridge, down Broadway which turns into Plymouth Rd., 
left at Barton Drive, right on Traver Road up to the Leslie 
Science Center (1831 Traver Rd.)
* Ann Arbor bus service available from the Leslie Science Center 
back to Wheeler Park and other Ann Arbor destinations.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT:
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Lisa S. Yee, Lake Superior & Biodiversity Project Organizer, 
National Wildlife Federation, 506 E. Liberty, 2nd Floor, 
Ann Arbor, MI   48104-2210
Ph: (734) 769-3351 
Fx: (734) 769-1449 E-mail: yee@nwf.org     
http://www.nwf.org/greatlakes
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