Earth Day is April 27: An Opportunity to Remember the Impact of Utility Locating on Mother Nature

utility locatingEach year we celebrate Mother Nature on Earth Day, remembering the beautiful planet we’ve been given and that we need to protect it. Earth Day is a good opportunity to discuss how utility locating companies consider their natural surroundings when determining the location of underground utilities.

In all that we do, we strive to have minimal impact on Mother Nature. For example, ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a nondestructive method of scanning and profiling an area, making it a “green” utility locating option.

Additionally, simply the act of public or private utility locating is an effort to avoid any form of destructive impact on the surrounding environment, people included. By understanding where utilities are underground, we can avoid damage and potential explosions or loss of life.

In celebration of Earth Day, we thought we’d share with you a sampling of the events taking place in the states where Baker-Peterson is located:

Earth Day Indiana,  April 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at White River State Park – One of the nation’s largest Earth Day festivals, Earth Day Indiana offers exhibits, kids activities, live music and good food.

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City will host a variety of eco-friendly events throughout April, including a bike tour, classes and seminars, free shred day, free bus rides and Earth Fest on April 27 in Martin Park.

Missouri Earth Day 2013, April 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Missouri State Capitol South Lawn – The event offers booths, games, displays about the environment, kids’ activities and more.

Earth Day in the Parks, Illinois – Held throughout April and May, Illinois is celebrating Earth Day in its state parks with opportunities to help plant wildflowers and native grasses.

5K for Earth Day, Chicago, April 27 9 a.m. – Race to support Earth Day through beautiful Humboldt Park in the heart of Chicago.

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? We ask you to remember to call 811 before you dig in honor of Mother Nature and to help keep our world safe and sound. Happy Earth Day!

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