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Utahns will celebrate Earth Day 1990 - which is April 22 - not with just one day of events, but with more than a week of special observances.

Celebrations will be held throughout the state, from Logan to Virgin, Washington County.A wilderness forum planned for Utah State University, Logan, promises to be among the most controversial of the events. The forum is part of "Natural Resources Week" at USU.

Author Michael Frome, who is a faculty member of Huxley College, Western Washington University, is one of the speakers Thursday at the USU Wilderness Forum. He is a columnist in an environmental magazine, and has written several books, including "Battle for the Wilderness," "Whose Woods These Are," and "Conscience of a Conservationist."

For more information about the observances, call Earth Day Utah toll-free at 1-800-637-1919. This service will send information at your request.

The following events are scheduled for the celebration of Earth Day 1990:

All Week

- Free educational packet available for students. Discussing the planet's beauty and ways to appreciate and preserve the environment, the packet can be ordered by teachers by calling 1-800-637-1919. Earth Day organizers say it has been endorsed by Schools Superintendent James Moss.

- Free yard waste drop-off, Salt Lake Valley Landfill, 5600 W. 13th South. Separate grass clippings and leaves, no tree limbs, April 16-21, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Environmental Week at Park City Library.

- Hill Air Force Base has presentations in local schools about Earth Day, recycling, and hazardous waste.

- Natural Resources Week at Utah State University, April 16-22.

- Ten free shade trees will be given to anyone who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation in April, when a $10 membership contribution is given by the joiner. Must be received by April 30 at 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410.

- Smithsonian Institute exhibit, "Diversity Endangered," at Hansen Planetarium, 15 S. State, 3:30 p.m., at least all week, starting April 16.

Monday, April 16

- Lectures on "Light Pollution" at Hansen Planetarium, 15 S. State, 8:30 p.m.

- Gary Paul Nabhan, a founder of Earth Day, gives history of the event; also, photographer Stephen Trimble will present a slide show, Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, Utah State University, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17

- Salt Lake Mayor Palmer DePaulis helps the children of Hawthorne Elementary, 1675 S. Sixth East, observe "We Need A Neat Environment Day," 8:30 a.m. Hawthorne kids will then help clean up Liberty Park and the route to it, 9:30 a.m. All Utah school children are encouraged to join this clean-up effort or plant something around their schools or neighborhoods.

- Lectures on "The Atmosphere" at Hansen Planetarium, 15 S. State, 8:30 p.m.

- Forum on recycling, Olpin Union Ballroom, University of Utah, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

- Tree-planting ceremony, Bountiful City Municipal Center.

- Theology and ecology are the subject of a talk at Taggart Student Center Auditorium, Utah State University, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18

- Gov. Norm Bangerter helps celebrate Earth Day in a gathering near the steps of the Utah Capitol, noon.

- School children plant seedlings in a burned-over area near Moab to help the Bureau of Land Management in a reforestation project.

- Northern Utah High School Olympiad, questions on geography, grades 7 to 12, hosted by the USU Geography Department.

- Environmental fair, Juniper Lounge of Taggart Student Center, USU, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Forum on transportation, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Olpin Union Ballroom, University of Utah.

- Speech by environmental writer Michael Frome, Unitarian Church, 569 S. 13th East, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday, April 19

- Wilderness symposium, Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, Utah State University, starting 8:30 a.m. with first panel at 9:30 a.m.

- Environmental fair continues at Taggart Student Center, Utah State University, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Cousteau Society program, Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center, Logan, 12:30 p.m.

- Forum on Utah's environment and the Winter Olympics, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Olpin Union Ballroom, University of Utah.

Friday, April 20

- Wilderness symposium continues at Utah State University, Eccles Conference Center, starting 8:30 a.m. Environmentalists will square off against pro-development forces in panel discussions.

- Mountain climber Adrian Burgess shows slides of a Mount Everest expedition and talk about Himalayan environmental issues, 8 p.m., Prospector Square Hotel, Park City.

Saturday, April 21

- Earth Day Fair, Cottonwood Mall, 4800 S. Highland Drive, with 30 booths offering products and programs that promote the sustainable use of Earth's resources. "Max," the spokesman for the Don't Waste Utah campaign, will be there. Seedlings given away, door prizes, music. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- "Reforest the Wasatch," tree planting, Emigration Canyon summit, 10 a.m.

- Children's Museum of Utah has a new animated film about "Earth Day Birthday," 10 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Ribbon cutting for a garden, 11 a.m. All day, free seeds will be distributed. Other events planned, open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission charged.

- Hazardous Household Waste Collection, 977 S. Seventh West, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- "End of the World" lecture at Hansen Planetarium, 15 S. State, 4 p.m.

- Nature hike with Wasatch Mountain Club.

- Wasatch Green Alliance holds a pro-wilderness march from Federal Building to State Capitol, Salt Lake City, starting 10 a.m.

- Children's Museum holds special Earth Day celebration and activities, 840 N. 300 West, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- "Adopt a Seedling," with trees to be given out and planted at Mueller Park, Bountiful, 9 a.m.

- Scouts will assist in giving out more than 500 seedlings, Hill Air Force Base pavilion.

- Moab Earth Day fair and picnic, city park, noon to 6 p.m. A temporary recycling drop-off will be available to all residents, and Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl and Castle Valley residents will use bikes for a 25-mile trip to the park. At 2 p.m. Ute Indians will hold a ceremony, with other performances planned.

- Earth Day fair and seedling give-away, with information and booths, at New Gate Mall, Ogden, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Household hazardous waste drop-off, Park City recycling center, 8 a.m. to noon.

- Household hazardous collection, at the PRS recycling facility, 977 S. 700 West, Salt Lake City. But don't bring explosives, aerosol containers, radioactive materials, or business wastes. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

- Sierra Club leads a nature walk, Park City Park, 1 p.m.

- Environmental march in Provo, from Deseret Towers Field down Ninth East to Kiwanis Park, starting 9:30 a.m.

- Environmental Fair in Provo, 10:30 a.m., including information booths, speeches, entertainment.

Sunday, April 22

- Earth Day Fair continues at Cottonwood Mall, 4800 S. Highland Drive, noon to 5 p.m.

- Children's Earth Day birthday party, nature walk and clean up, Tanner Park, 2700 East Heritage Way (2760 South.)

- Discover Earth Day family workshops, Beaus Pond, Ogden. Contact Bruce Anderson at 479-5143 for reservations.

- Earth Day in the Park City Park, including a 5k race/walk, booths, Parade of Earth Beings, games, bike clinic, music by the Garbage Gurus (recycled instruments), noon.

- Utah nature writer Terry Tempest Williams speaks and reads from her works, and slides will be shown, 8 p.m. in Wasatch Brew Club, 250 Main, Park City.

- Earth Day fair in Virgin, Washington County, including booths, games, food, Indian dances, a presentation on native desert gardening. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.