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TVC hosts Earth Day celebration

A housing resident interacts with a sheep in the petting zoo during the annual Earth Day celebration April 24, 2015 at the Tierra Vista community center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. TVC hosted the event that gave residents an opportunity to plant flowers, dig for earthworms, build eco-friendly bird feeders and interact with animals in the petting zoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

A housing resident interacts with a sheep in the petting zoo during the annual Earth Day celebration April 24, 2015 at the Tierra Vista community center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. TVC hosted the event that gave residents an opportunity to plant flowers, dig for earthworms, build eco-friendly bird feeders and interact with animals in the petting zoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

An Embassy Lawn and Landscaping member explains proper planting techniques to housing residents during the annual Earth Day celebration April 24, 2015 in the Tierra Vista community center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. In addition to planting flowers, residents dug for earthworms, built eco-friendly bird feeders and interacted with animals in a petting zoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

An Embassy Lawn and Landscaping member explains proper planting techniques to housing residents during the annual Earth Day celebration April 24, 2015 in the Tierra Vista community center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. In addition to planting flowers, residents dug for earthworms, built eco-friendly bird feeders and interacted with animals in a petting zoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Housing residents planted flowers, dug for earthworms and visited a small petting zoo April 24 at the community center during Tierra Vista Communities' annual Earth Day celebration.
 
Forty-five residents attended the event, which also gave kids a chance to create their own homemade birdfeeders.

"My children had a wonderful time picking out flowers, playing with worms and making bird feeders, which were promptly hung on our trees," said housing resident Brandi Marshall. "The following morning, we woke up with at least 20 birds in our yard eating from the earth-friendly feeders, which just extended the joy of the event."

Residents also toured the community center to learn about additional resident happenings, according to TVC officials.

"Our team here at Tierra Vista is very dedicated to conservation, and we're excited to celebrate Earth Day in a fun, interactive way," said Lisa Wise, TVC Property Manager.

Members of Embassy Lawn and Landscaping assisted residents with properly transferring flowers from plastic holders to small flower pots and gave advice on how to care for the flowers once residents took them home.

Wishing Star Farms in Ellicott, Colorado provided the animals for the petting zoo including a llama, donkey, miniature pony, sheep, rabbit and two small goats. Wise said she contacted Wishing Star due to their support at Peterson Air Force Base events and to maintain local community ties.

"TVC very much considers itself a part of the larger community," Wise said. "It's part of our mission and foundation to maintain a healthy relationship with the local community, and we're thrilled to help however we can, whenever we can."

The Earth Day celebration is just one of the regular events TVC hosts to engage housing residents. The next big event is the National Night Out, an event that focuses on safety, to be held 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the community center.

Marshall said her family had a wonderful time at the Earth Day celebration and they look forward to community events held by TVC.

"We're always dedicated to making sure our residents have a happy, healthy community to live in," Wise said.

Tierra Vista Communities is a partnership between leading international property and infrastructure group Lend Lease and the U.S. Air Force. The partnership finances, develops, builds and renovates homes at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases in Colorado and Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and provides asset and property management for the residential communities' 1,466 homes through 2057.

For more information, contact Wise at 719-683-3660.
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