Nel's New Day

April 22, 2011

Earth Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — trp2011 @ 3:48 PM

The first celebration of Earth Day was 41 years ago in 1970. Twenty million people demonstrated, and later that year Congress established the Environmental Protection Agency to oversee air quality and other environmental issues.  Since that time over 60 percent of the dangerous air pollutants that caused smog, acid rain, and lead poisoning have been eliminated.

From award-winning photographer Ann Hubard come these images of Oregon that might not be here in 2011 without the first Earth Day.

Sauvie Island in the Winter

Wahclella Falls in the Gorge

Grass Widows at Catherine Creek

Mt. Hood from Portland

View from Cascade Head

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Tulip Farm near Woodburn

Iredale Wreck North of Warrenton

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