Pictures from 1999
Yakima County Public Works, Solid Waste Division, Yakima, WA

Yakima County Public Works, Solid Waste Division organized the Yakima Valley Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. Over 300 classrooms participated from public and private elementary, middle and high schools representing Yakima, East Valley, West Valley, Selah, Naches, Highland, Mt. Adams, Wapato, Toppenish, Zillah, Sunnyside, Mabton and Grandview School Districts. Approximately 11,000 grocery bags were decorated sharing the spirit of Earth Day and reminding Yakima Valley residents to recycle. These bags were distributed by 14 local grocery stores including Wray's Thriftway, Top Food and Drug, Fred Meyer, Food Pavalion and Zillah Food Center as well as Red Apple Markets and Save-On-Food Stores throughout the valley. With radio and print media advertising the day, the students sent a strong message that "Earth Day is Every Day in Yakima Valley".
Becky Wandell
Solid Waste Program Representative
(Coordinator, Earth Day Grocery Bag Project)
Yakima County Solid Waste
105 East "A" St.
Yakima, WA. 98901
(509) 574-2450