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<ul><li><p>The Idyllwild Town Crier's guide to responsible living 2011Going Green</p><p>This year's Idyllwild </p><p>Earth Fairpg. 2</p><p>Meet theGreenwood</p><p>Award recipient</p><p>pg. 3</p><p>Theimportance of composting</p><p>pg. 5</p><p>How to capture and </p><p>use rainwaterpg. 6</p><p>Sporty andpractical eco-bikes</p><p>pg. 7</p><p>Cartoon: Ernie Maxwell illustration from March 30, 1956 Idyllwild Publications Inc.</p><p>pg. 3</p><p>jimcrandallUnderline</p><p>jimcrandallUnderline</p><p>jimcrandallUnderline</p><p>jimcrandallUnderline</p><p>jimcrandallUnderline</p><p>jimcrandallUnderline</p></li><li><p>Page 2 - Idyllwild Town Crier, Going Green, 2011</p><p>A Town Crier Special PublicationTown Crier staff who compiled Going Green are: Publisher Grace Reed; Production Manager Halie Johnson; Editor J.P. Crumrine; Staff Reporter Marshall Smith, Copy Editor Beth Nottley; Production Assistant James Larkin; Advertising Sales Representative Shane Fender; and Of ce Manager Sandy Burns.</p><p>Copyright 2011 Idyllwild Publications Inc.</p><p>Idyllwild Water</p><p>District(951) 659-2143</p><p>www.idyllwildwater.com</p><p>v Idyllwild Water District Conservation Programs Customer Rebate Programs Low- ow toilets $75 High-ef ciency washers $300 Districts Drought Tolerant Garden Free Conservation Kits Free Landscape Guide for Mountain Homes Guidelines for the Riverside County approved gray water systems for </p><p>IWD customers at our of ce.</p><p>v Sustaining our environment by reducing energy and greenhouse gases</p><p> District approved Advantex residential on-site wastewater treatment units for replacing failed septic systems.</p><p> Foster Lake Solar System Uses solar energy to operate wells and treatment plants reducing energy demand and provides emergency power during power blackouts.</p><p> Installing Capacitors Reduces energy demand for IWDs wastewater and water treatment plants.</p><p> Investigating a Hydrogen Generator Reduces greenhouse gases for IWDs generator Will increase engine life and ef ciency.</p><p> Proposed Recycled Water Project Will reduce water demand and provides future water supplies. IWD seeking grant funds. </p><p>Visit our booth at the May 21st Idyllwild Earth Fair and share your thoughts, questions and comments with us.</p><p>By J.P. CrumrineTown Crier Editor</p><p> Idyllwilds 22nd Annual Earth Fair will be Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Hall. This year the theme is Were all in this together. The logo depicts five people standing in a circle holding hands. Each indi-vidual represents a piece of our world and environment. Theres the paw print for the animal and wildlife king-dom, a tree for the plant life, a bee for the interconnect-edness between human life and food (our dependency on a healthy environment), the sun for light, power and photosynthesis and the uni-versal symbol for recycling the three chasing arrows forming the mobius strip. Were ALL in this together was one of the themes we were considering this year. Once the earth-quake and tsunami occurred in Japan, we all felt that this theme expressed what a lot of us were feeling; were all connected and have a responsibility to each other and the planet, said Holly Owens of the Earth Fair Committee. The committee promises the usual attractive mix of food, music and dancing. Interactive booths will fea-ture recycled art, solar en-ergy, earth-friendly products, composting, garland making, wildlife education, henna painting and more. Again this year, the popu-lar Butterfly Pavilion will </p><p>22nd Earth Fair familiar and friendly for all</p><p>return and offer exciting and very personal experiences with the beautiful North American Monarch butter- y. Dolma has come out of somosa retirement and will indeed be making her fa-mous samosas, Owens said. Sage Mountain Farm will be serving tacos made with their own organic, grass-fed beef, and well have organic funnel cakes, smoothies and mochas made by solar pow-ered equipment! Preceding Earth Fair at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, will be a Dessert Reception at Town Hall. Attendees can taste dessert delicacies prepared by local restaurants and lis-ten to the Celtic-in uenced folk sounds of Swift Pony, a silent auction with an amaz-ing variety of items to bid on from area galleries and businesses, and presentation of the Greenwood Award. Tickets for the Friday event are $15 at the door and all proceeds go to producing Earth Fair. The highlight of the Fri-day event will be the annual presentation of the Green-wood Award to this years re-cipient, 91-year old Cahuilla elder and co-founded the Malki Museum, Dr. Kather-ine Siva Saubel. See page 3 for more about Dr. Saubel. The Idyllwild Earth Fair was created in 1990 by a group of volunteers who wanted to contribute to </p><p>the life of our local com-munity by presenting an annual event focusing on environmental concerns that affect us locally and glob-ally. This grassroots event is still produced entirely by volunteers. Through inspi-ration, motivation and the provision of information and expertise, the Earth Fair organizers encourage neighbors, visitors and others to become actively involved in the pursuit of such areas as solar energy, multi-spe-cies preservation, recycling, earth-friendly products, re safety, composting, water conservation and more. In the two decades since the Idyllwild Earth Fairs inception, the individuals responsible have changed, but the goal and enthusiasm remained. The constant is that everyone whos involved donates their time and gives from their hearts, Owens said. Idyllwild makes this event happen from the donations at our silent auc-tion, to the incredible talent on stage the whole day, to the people who staff the event its a community effort.</p><p>The Idyllwild Earth Fair has been a popular annual event for 22 years. Below, Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m., the Dessert Bar will be available at Town Hall. Tickets for this event are $15 at the door and proceeds go directly to the production of Earth Fair. Below left, T-shirts and other Earth Fair memorabilia will be avail-able throughout the event. In 2010, Yvonne Poirier helped provide information to Fair attendees. </p><p>Town Crier File Photos</p></li><li><p>Idyllwild Town Crier, Going Green, 2011 - Page 3</p><p>Hemet Fireplace &amp; BBQ Center</p><p>Three locations to serve you</p><p>HEMET STORE1960 E. Florida Ave., Hemet</p><p>(951) 658-2778</p><p>QUALITY FIREPLACE &amp; BBQ392 N. 2nd Ave., Old Town</p><p>Upland (909) 920-6600</p><p>QUALITY FIREPLACE &amp; BBQ31920 Hilltop Blvd.</p><p>Running Springs (909) 867-4800Prices good through 6/18/11</p><p>Contractors Lic. #717572</p><p>Or UPGRADE that Log Set to an R.H. Peterson brand log set and TAKE $40 OFF an 18 log set or $50 OFF a 24 log set.</p><p>Bagged Heating pellets by Bear MountainONLY $7.49 per bag. 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Grill, smoke, roast or bakethe Primo Grill </p><p>does it all! On sale now for ONLY $1,199 (on metal cradle).</p><p>Is your BBQ tired? If it needs a tune up, give us a call! We can repair, service and freshen up that tired old BBQ in time for those summercookouts!</p><p>CASCADE COIL Replace-ment Fire Screens. </p><p>Replace that tired old mesh screen on your </p><p> replace with a new screen by Cas-</p><p>cade Coil. Call </p><p>our sales as-sociates for sizing </p><p>and pricing. (Instal-lation available)</p><p>OFF SEASON SPECIAL Gas logs ONLY $129 </p><p>or a 24 Gas Log set for JUST $139.00! </p><p>Installation available.</p><p>Ernie Maxwell </p><p>WeekTown Crier founder Ernie Maxwell was the longtime president of the Izaak Walton League, Idyllwild most active conservation group during the 1960s to '80s. A popular IWL T-shirt read "May the FOREST be with you." Maxwell would have been 100 years old on July 7, 2011. The Town Crier and Maxwell's friends and family have organized a celebration to honor his memory and encourage the con-tinuation of his commu-nity spirit. Ernie Max-well week will consist of exhibits, a memorial hike on Friday, July 8, on the Ernie Maxwell Trail and a celebration the same evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. Contact Grace at the Town Crier for more info: 659-2145.</p><p>By J.P. CrumrineTown Crier Editor</p><p> The 2011 Greenwood Award recipient is Dr. Kath-erine Siva Saubel, a Native American scholar and edu-cator. An enrolled member of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeo Indians, Saubel has devoted her life to preserving and sharing the bands culture and language. The award will be made at the Earth Fair Dessert Reception, which starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at Town Hall. Saubel will speak following the presen-tation. She was born March 7, 1920, and has spent her life supporting her community and family here in Riverside County. Saubel, a 91-year-old Cahuilla elder and tribal chairperson, is co-founder of the Malki Museum in Banning, Californias rst Native American-run mu-seum on a reservation. Be-</p><p>2011 Greenwood Award to Dr. SaubelLinguist, ethnobotanist and Cahuilla elder</p><p>sides her linguistic work, her ecological contributions are outstanding. She has written a number of books on the ethnobotany of this region, including Temal-pakh (from the Earth in Cahuilla, co-authored with Dr. Lowell Bean). She created the Temal-pakh Garden at the Malki Museum a garden of na-tive plants with interpretive materials regarding their uses. She also inspired and participated in the creation of the Tewanet interpreta-tive site along Hwy. 74. Saubel has taught count-less classes, lectures and workshops about native plant use, the harmful eco-logical effects of invasive species, grazing, off-road vehicle trespass, develop-ment on native lands and the importance of conserva-tion and protection of those open spaces where tradi-tional plants are gathered for medicinal and cultural purposes. In all her work, she passionately advocates </p><p>for our natural world and our connectivity to it. Sauble spent her rst 11 years speaking Cahuilla and has strived to preserve the language. Her introduction to Dr. Lowell Bean began a 40-year collaboration on Cahuilla culture. In 1962, through a Ken-nedy Scholarship, Saubel studied ethnology, anthro-pology, and linguistics at the Universities of Chicago and Colorado at Boulder. She returned to California where she began giving seminars and study groups at UCLA. Since then, Saubel has be-come internationally known as a Native American scholar and appears in many bio-graphical reference works. She received an honor-ary Ph.D. in philosophy from La Sierra University, Riverside, and was awarded the Chancellors Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the University of California at the University of Califor-nia, Riverside.</p><p>In 2010, Holly Owens, Earth Fair member, presents the Green-wood Award to Sage Mountain Farm. Owners, Phil and Juany Noble, right, accepted the award Friday night during the Earth Fair Dessert Reception. The award recognizes member(s) of the community who take the time and effort to do what they can to help protect the environment. </p><p>At the 2009 Earth Fair, committee members Dr. Michael Hamilton and Holly Owens present long Thank you note to Congress-woman Mary Bono Mack, right. Town Crier File Photos</p></li><li><p>Page 4 - Idyllwild Town Crier, Going Green, 2011</p><p>Pine CoveWater DistrictRaising environmental awareness by helping our customers to conserve water &amp; to be good stewards of our mountain home.</p><p>We are currently providing the following products &amp; services FREE OF CHARGE to all Pine Cove Water District customers.</p><p> Water conservation kits &amp; information. Wood chips for garden mulching and composting. Blue bird houses made from recycled wood. Irrigation &amp; environmental consulting. 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WWW.EARTHFAIR.COMWWW.EARTHFAIR.COM</p><p>DESSERT RECEPTION FRIDAY, MAY 20TH, </p><p>7PM TOWN HALL</p><p>FEATURING THE GREENWOOD AWARD PRESENTATION TO HONOREE DR. KATHERINE SIVA SAUBEL; </p><p>SILENT AUCTION; MUSIC BY </p><p>SWIFT PONY &amp; SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTS </p><p>FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS TICKETS AT THE DOOR: </p><p>$15 OR 2 FOR $25</p></li><li><p>Idyllwild Town Crier, Going Green, 2011 - Page 5</p><p>(951) 6593307 | P.O. Box 3227 | Idyllwild, CA 92549 | SLB 586585</p><p>Roby Gray Construction Co.General Contractor...</p></li></ul>