Celebrate Earth Day and Our 30th Birthday!

Featuring Tim Snider
Violin Warrior
of Nahko and Medicine for the People
Saturday Evening, April 21, 6:30 pm
Mount Shasta City Park Upper Lodge

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been thirty years since concerned citizens organized as the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center to preserve and protect our sacred mountain. There have been many victories and challenges along the way – and many still exist. Today, we are deeply thankful for your support for the cause of clear water, clean air, healthy forests and a thriving community. This is our opportunity to celebrate together as we reflect and enjoy!

We’ll be serving farm inspired hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while listening to several short presentations on permaculture, salmon, local farming, and more. You’ll meet our longstanding and new board members and staff, and hear about our plans for this year and beyond.

We’ll present the winner of the 30th anniversary t-shirt design contest! The T-shirts will be on sale along with other swag items. Additionally, we’re hosting  a silent auction filled with wonderful items from our generous community.

Finally, we are hosting a BEST DRESSED FARMER CONTEST! Boots, cutoffs, jeans, plaid, handkerchiefs, hats, utility belts…what do you wear on the farm?! There will be a Prize for the winner!

Tickets are on sale now using the form below! And of course please join us on Sunday, April 22 for Mount Shasta’s traditional Earth Day celebration in City Park featuring vendors, food, speakers, entertainment (featuring Zahira and Rising Buffalo Tribe), nature walks and much more! Exhibitor applications are still available and signups are going fast! Stay tuned for lists of exhibitors and activities which we’ll post in advance of the event.

Tim Snider wanted to play violin from a very early age. An Itzhak Perlman performance on Sesame Street when he was just three-and-a-half years old was his earliest musical inspiration, and it was classical music that first provided the impetus to learn his instrument. Over the years other influences came into play, from exposure to rock music (he dropped the violin and picked up a guitar), a Ben Harper gig turned him onto songwriting, and sojourns in Spain and Cuba introduced flamenco, salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms into his repertoire. Returning to college, he spent a year studying jazz, and rediscovering his love of classical music – and went back to the violin.

That’s a lot of music for one so young, but it’s experience that’s served him well. He’s shared bills with artists as diverse as Steel Pulse to Robert Randolph and the Family Band, as well as touring a large chunk of the world playing his own music, a world-folk-jazz-pop hybrid that’s aimed at the heart, the brain and the feet. On his album, Let Go, Jump In the River, recorded with the assistance of a large group of musical friends, Snider brings his influence together in ways that are vital and powerful.

Songs are propelled by the rhythms of Southern Europe and the Americas, and his songs get under the skin in a most agreeable way. “Hurricane” gets things going, pushed along by serious strings, and preparing the ground for the remarkable “Jump In” – the semi-official title track – where his vision (and concept) truly comes together. It’s about letting go and grabbing life, and musically that’s just what Snider’s doing – with side helpings of driving rhythm and radio friendly hooks.

Many Thanks to our Earth Day Sponsors!