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Vaccination tracker 💉 
1,537,312 Coloradans are fully vaccinated as of 11:59 p.m. 4/20/21
That's roughly 26.7% of the state's 5.8 million population

You should see a little more of the sun today with a high close to 50 ⛅

Happy Earth Day! Today, I want to share a few nature-centric art installations in the area that I think really capture the holiday. Check it out...

LandMark is an outdoor exhibition with two locations — Lakewood and Arvada. The project celebrates the natural world through nature-themed sculptures, photography, and mixed-media from two dozen local artists. The Lakewood installation opened to the public April 18 and will run through October 18. The Arvada installation launches today, with new pieces continuing to be unveiled through June, and will remain in place for three years. 

Starting May 13, Changing Landscape is a photography exhibition at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center that explores both the complicated and beautiful changes that have taken place on our planet. Artists Adriene Hughes, Stephan Jahanshahi, and Brad Temkin come together in this show to weave a narrative on climate change. There is an opening reception May 15, and the exhibit will remain in place through June 26. 

To top it off, I'm including a fun "how to" list on reusing and upcycling in Denver, spotlighting local businesses where you can donate your unwanted stuff or get thrifty yourself. 
[CPAC; 5280]

Keep it green, Denver ✌️

—Peyton Garcia (@peytonmgarcia)

🗣️ NPS to host public meetings on Amache incarceration site
Two state legislators are pushing for national park designation for Amache, a former concentration camp where the U.S. government forced thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The National Park Service (NPS) will hold several virtual meetings next month to gather public input. [CBS4]
👉 What you can do: Get one of these public meetings on the calendar. 

💉 Denver's Ball Arena to start offering walk-in vaccinations
Ball Arena, plus mass vaccination sites in Pueblo and Loveland, will no longer require appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Gov. Jared Polis said this measure comes in an effort to get the rest of Coloradans vaccinated as quickly as possible. Ball Arena is now taking walk-ins from 9 a.m.-7p.m. Monday through Friday. [Denver Post]

📚 University of Denver will require students to get the vaccine
DU students will need to show proof of vaccination to return to campus this fall, unless they apply for a medical, religious, or personal exemption. The university chancellor also said the school is considering a similar mandate for staff and faculty.  [Denverite]
Chicano Culture in Denver History
Today on City Cast Denver, host Bree Davies talks with mural expert and archaeologist Lucha Martínez de Luna about the work being done to preserve and elevate Denver's Chicano history.

+ TODAY: Smartwool Second Cut, a donation initiative 
Kicking off on Earth Day, the Colorado-based brand Smartwool is launching a sock drive. Donate your old, unwanted, or lone socks at certain retailers in the area, and they'll be upcycled into dog beds! The drive will last through May 2. Learn more here

+ TODAY: NAACP Virtual "Community Healing and Peaceful Protest"
The Denver chapter of the NAACP will host a virtual town hall meeting tonight at 6 p.m. where community members can share their feelings regarding the Chauvin verdict announced on Tuesday. Learn more and find the Zoom link here.

+ FRIDAY: Denver Restaurant Week
My favorite week of the year kicks off tomorrow and the local dining scene needs our support more than ever. Make your reservations now and score a killer deal at your favorite Denver eateries. Restaurant Week runs through May 2. Learn more here
Image: A screen grab from the voting page at 5280
Introducing Denver's goodest boys and girls! 😍 5280 has officially posted all the candidates for its 2021 Pet Photo Contest. You have until April 30 to cast your vote. But no one's stopping me (or you) from visiting the page every day until then for a little zen.
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