Honoring Diversity & Lost Species | Lake Merritt Pollinator Procession

Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge, Oakland, California 12.2.2017

On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM PST, a flock of giant pollinator puppets take flight as part of the inaugural Lake Merritt Pollinator Procession.

The Pollinator Procession is a cooperative effort of Extinction Witness, Giant Puppets Save the World, and Pollinator Posse, honoring Oakland's biodiverse community and lost species world-round as part of Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2017, a global movement honoring extinct species that encourages endangered species to remain and thrive.

Lake Merritt's Pollinator Procession & Parade is a pedal-powered event and depends on riders to power the sound system for the speakers and musicians. Cyclists' body energy will create pure clean pedal power fun for the entertainment lineup and speakers at the start and end of the procession.

Participants are encouraged to bring a drum or instrument for this family friendly event and come dressed up like pollinators to fly around the lake.

Please visit the Facebook Event Page to connect and receive updates. RSVP via Eventbrite link via the much appreciated.

Pollinator Procession Agenda:

1:00 PM Begin at Lake Merritt Amphitheater with Oakland's very own beatboxing, pedal-powered cellist Cello Joe and speakers sharing a common vision for thriving community with lessons from Lake Merritt's history, ecology, and gardens.

1:45 PM Giant Puppets Save the World will lead a Pollinator Procession Parade of families and friends, carrying handmade puppets and giant silk flags (Giant Silk Flags) to walk around Lake Merritt.

2:45 PM Close at Lake Merritt Gardens with Bicicletas por la Paz and Biketopia Music Collective to celebrate the newly dedicated Regenerative Memorial, Lu’s Memorial Pollinator Garden in Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge to carry Lucille Rocha’s legacy in living memorials worldround. More about Lucille's Regenerative Memorials here.

With grateful thanks to National Wildlife Federation, Bioneers, Alice Waters, and Oaklandish for their community service and support of 2017 Pollinator Procession Parade.

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