Earth Day 2013 in Maple Ridge was a great event to attend today. It helped that the rain held off and there were occasional blasts of warm sunshine. The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society partnered with the arts community and the Haney Farmers Market to fill Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park, Bandstand and the ACT. Billed as “a family-friendly celebration that focuses on Nature & the Outdoors, Family and Community, and Green Innovation & Technology,” Earth Day 2013 more than lived up to its aims. It was a pleasure to see familiar faces and spring greens after our longish greyish winter.