The Procession of the Species

Chris Stovall Activites

The Lopez Procession of the Species Celebration began was started in 2011 by the Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC). The Procession of the Species is a widespread event throughout the world to celebrate Earth Day and the great diversity of life on the planet. Participants choose a species to represent and create a costume or display, and over 150 Lopezians attended representing life from sea anemones to sea turtles and lily pads to owls. The founders in Olympia have encouraged the spread of this celebration to other communities and provided three guidelines to follow: no motorized vehicles, no pets, no written words.