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January 23, 2007 > Annual Book Donation Reaches $35,000

Annual Book Donation Reaches $35,000

On January 19, the Tri-City Ecology Center made its annual donations to the Alameda County libraries of the tri-city area (Fremont Main, Centerville, Irvington, Newark, and Union City). This is the 35th year the Ecology Center has contributed library books, tapes, and DVDs to local libraries. This year, sixteen books and one DVD was given to each library.

The 2007 donation is valued at approximately $1,500. Featured is the DVD An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore as well as adult books Harvest for Hope by Jane Goodall and Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Juvenile books include the prize winning Owen and Mzee by Hatkoff & Hahumbu and Discovering Nature's Alphabet by Castella & Boyl. Also included is Pat Kite's book Ladybug Facts.

In early December, the Ecology Center also donated approximately $150 worth of books to the children's library at the Tri-City Homeless Shelter. This is the fifth year for these donations.

The Center receives its funds from membership dues, donations, and annual fund-raisers. Current volunteer projects include maintaining the garden at the Museum of Local History, Quarry Lakes Park tree planting, Earth Day events, Make-A-Difference Day, and grants to youths for environmental projects.

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