Well, almost anyway. The third annual Oak Cliff Earth Day event is set for April 19, and the planning committee promises it will be as great, if not better, than last year. We can look forward to more exhibitors and possibly some new activities, such as a proposed bike run that would end at Lake Cliff Park where the event is taking place.

Sure, the festivities are still two months away, but the planning committee assures me there’s plenty of volunteer activities to keep Oak Cliff residents, and anyone else that wants to help out, busy until then. In fact, the entire event, which attracted 6000 attendees last year, is planned, promoted, and executed by volunteers.

The planning committee needs help with things like setting up the site, tearing it down, help with the unloading, and making sure trash receptacles are emptied during the event. To find a volunteer job that fits you, several board and volunteer meetings are scheduled throughout February and March, the first being 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Hampton Library.  Plan to attend, or volunteer your services by emailing the webmaster at the Oak Cliff Earth Day 2009 website.