(City of Pocatello Press Release, March 14, 2023; Cover image: City of Pocatello)
Are you interested in learning more about our natural and built environment? Looking to get involved with a local organization committed to making the Portneuf Valley a healthier and more sustainable place to live? Looking for a spring outing that’s FREE and fun for all ages? Then mark your calendar for the 2023 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair (EnviroFair)!
This year’s EnviroFair will occur on Earth Day, April 22, at Caldwell Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the EnviroFair, attendees can learn ways to help improve the environment at work, home, and school, and connect with community members and organizations working to make the Portneuf Valley a wonderful place to live!
Over 75 local businesses, agencies, and organizations will host hands-on activities for children of all ages, provide eco-friendly giveaways, and teach people all over the area how to help keep our public lands and waterways clean for future generations. On average, over 4k people attend this free event.
Learn if your soil or well is contaminated, and how to reduce exposures and protect your family. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will offer free soil and well water testing and education.
FREE food, LIVE music, and FREE admission make coming to the 2023 EnviroFair a no-brainer and is sure to have something for everyone, so bring your friends and family for a fun-filled afternoon in the park. Admission is FREE and Pocatello Regional Transit will offer free bus rides to the event. We are pleased to announce Lamb Weston will be providing food; giving away enough fries for 1,200 people. On stage, we will have the Sons of Bannock, The Luddites, and Spudmother. For more info or to get involved, visit our website at envirofair.org.
There are still a few vendor spaces left for this year’s fair. If you are interested in being a part of the 2023 event, please visit envirofair.org/booths/ or contact Drew Riemersma, Environmental Technician, at 208-234-6519 for a booth by April 8. Volunteers are also needed! This is a great volunteer opportunity for service groups or individuals interested in helping with kids’ activities, clean-up, and other tasks. Please contact Jennifer Flynn at 208-234-6189 if you want to volunteer or visit envirofair.org/volunteers/ to sign up today.
Caldwell Park is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at firstname.lastname@example.org, 208.234.6248, or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.