Eco Loco will provide information for people about environmental issues; plan to attend the local lunch; dispose of unwanted electronic devices

People interested in learning more about water levels, potential hazards and other environmental ideas and issues at Sylvan Lake

People interested in learning more about water levels, potential hazards and other environmental ideas and issues at Sylvan Lake will have a chance the talk with people at 22 different displays during Eco Loco, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from 2-7 p.m.

The town has revamped its former Enviro Expo. The new event features interactive and exciting opportunities to learn and make a difference, said a town media release. The 22 participants offer everything from local shopping to tips on backyard gardening and wildlife awareness. An electronics round-up is available to all residents interested in properly disposing of unwanted computers and other devices. Sylvan Lake Business Solutions has offered to erase hard drives free of charge.

A new feature is a local lunch which takes place from 5-7 p.m., according to Joanne Gaudet, the town’s communications coordinator. “A full sit down dinner is planned with chili, garden salad, rolls and sweets. The lunch is entirely prepared locally, using a 100 km. radius around Sylvan Lake to gather food. Dinner is $5 per person and proceeds will go to Growing Green Neighbours, the community’s gardening group.

Medicine River Wildlife will be on the main stage at 4 p.m. and the Dolls Sisers will perform at 5 p.m. Participants will also have to opportunity to win one of two bicycles donated by Cast Away Sports and Terry’s Lease Maintenance, both of Sylvan Lake.

The event takes place along the west side of Railway Park Promenade, next to Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market.