The first of what will be "designated" water bottle refilling stations throughout Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is available at Sequoia's Giant Forest Museum, spokeswoman Dana Dierkes said.
Park maintenance and the parks' Green Team are in the process of identifying additional locations, according to Dierkes.
While the parks have long offered places where water containers could be refilled, the new faucets will minimize dripping and encourage people to use fewer disposable plastic bottles — potentially cutting down on litter and waste.
Large bright, blue signs will designate the refilling stations in the parks, with reusable bottles sold at visitors centers and stores.
North Fresno Rotary Run
When: 6 a.m. Saturday
Where: Fig Garden Village (Shaw and Palm avenues)
The Run of the Fig 5K race and 2-mile fun run/walk start at 6:30 and 6:35 a.m. A pancake breakfast and sidewalk sale is set for after the race in the parking lot of Fig Garden Village.
Preregistration is $25 for adults and $15 for children younger than 12. Prices increase $5 on race day.
Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and pancake breakfast.
All proceeds benefit North Fresno Rotary charities. Preregistration is due today.
REI Garage Sale
When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fresno REI, 7810 N. Blackstone Ave.
REI will hold another members-only garage sale this weekend for adventurers seeking cheap and discounted gear. The store will hand out numbered wristbands at 4 p.m., with the lottery draw entry starting at 5 p.m. Memberships can be purchased on site for $15. All sales are final.
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