April 13, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Second Annual "Earth on Your Plate" April 17

Several Springfield restaurants have joined together to celebrate Earth Day with "Earth on Your Plate," an annual fundraiser benefitting the local environment Tuesday, April 17.

Select restaurants are donating 10 percent of total sales that day to environmental organizations Ozark Greenways, James River Basin Partnership and the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has agreed to match this contribution up to $5,000.

"This is a fun and delicious way preserve greenspace in Springfield and Greene County and protect our region's water supply," said Terry Whaley, Executive Director for Ozarks Greenways.

Participating restaurants include:

For more information, contact Joe Pitts, executive director of the James River Basin Partnership, at 417-836-8878, or Terry Whaley, Executive Director of Ozark Greenways, at 417-864-2014.

Ozark Greenways–P.O. Box 50733–Springfield, MO 65805–(417) 864-2015–www.ozarkgreenways.org