Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22! This day we dedicate to "Mother Earth" with many special events celebrating the modern environmental movement.  Since its inception on April, 22, 1970, the Bay Area celebrates with many special events to teach kids about how they can help protect the the environment. From restoration projects to festivals, families can have fun and make a difference.

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ANY DAY

Butterfly Release Program, learn how to carefully release a newly emerged butterfly into the exhibit and receive complimentary people-sized antennae and a special Patrol badge, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 19

Earth Day Celebration, 2:30-4pm, join us in the SmartGarden for earth-friendly stories, crafts, and a garden scavenger hunt!  All ages, no registration required. Mill Valley Library.


SATURDAY APRIL 22

Free National Parks Weekend

Mt. Tam Earth Day, 9am-12:30pm, We'll be at the epic Mountain Theater atop Mt. Tam. Projects will include pulling invasive plants that threaten the mountain's rich biodiversity, improving our trails, and working to maintain the historic Mountain Theater.

Earth Day Cleanup and Nature Walk at Hal Brown Park/Corte Madera Creek, 9am-12pm, Join Marin County Parks and WildCare staff for litter cleanup.

Paddle for Free while You Pick Up Trash! 9am-12pm, This opportunity has a 2 step sign up process! Please email david@101surfsports.com AND call 415-524-8492 to reserve your spot, 101 Surf Sports, San Rafael.

Earth Day at China Camp, 9am-4pm, San Rafael.

Children’s Earth Day/ Ocean Day, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael.

Novato Clean & Green Day, 9am-1pm, Civic Green, Novato.

Pick Up Trash on Shoreline Path at Target, 9am-12pm, San Rafael.

Schoen Park – Trash Cleanup and Invasive Plant Trimming, 9am-12pm, San Rafael.

Remove Invasive Plants on Shoreline Path @ Bedford Cove, 9am-12pm, ages 12+, San Rafael.

Earth Day: Golden Gate National Parks Day of Service, 9am-1pm, hosting a variety of projects ranging from habitat restoration to trail mainentance to beach cleanups at Mori Point, Stinson Beach, Marin County, Marin Headlands, San Francisco, Lands End, Ocean Beach, San Mateo County, Rodeo Beach.

Emeryville's Shoreline Cleanup, 9am-12pm, Shoreline Park.

Beach & Park Cleanup, 9am-12pm, CuriOdyssey and the San Mateo County park rangers are sponsoring a Beach and Park Cleanup project at Coyote Point Park.

Earth Day at Creekside Park in Greenbrae, 9:30am-12:30pm, help with the beautification and habitat restoration project around the Creekside Marsh and Corte Madera Creek, meet at the pedestrian bridge across from Marin General Hospital.

Kent Island Restoration – Earth Day, 10am-2pm, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Native Plant Day, 10AM-2PM, Sponsored by California State Parks, Marin GreenPlay, California Native Plant Society, Marin Chapter & SPAWN (Salmon Protection and Watershed Network), Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

KIP: Family Garden Volunteer, 10-11:45am, bringing much needed plants, planting, mulching, crafting and more at BAYSIDE MLK ACADEMY, Marin City.

Earth Day SF, 10am-6pm, entertainment, dynamic  panel discussions and speakers at our β€˜Eco Teach In’ section, organic celebrity chef showcase,organic and vegan food courts, wine and beer gardens, clean energy zone,cutting edge earth friendlyproducts, an electric vehicle showcase, kids zone and much more, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.

Earth Day Beach Clean Up, 10am-1pm, with Aquarium by the Bay, Aquatic Park, San Francisco.

Earth Day on the Bay, 10am-5pm, free, Banana Slug String Band, Rock Steady Juggling, Boat ride, Feed the Sharks, and more! Marine Science Institute, Redwood City.

Earth Day Festival, 12-4pm, Santa Rosa City Hall

Oakland Earth Day, a lot of great opportunities to volunteer all across Oakland.

John Muir Birthday-Earth Day Celebration, Martinez


SUNDAY APRIL 23

Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration, 11am-3pm, construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures, south end of Stinson Beach.

Discovery Day, 1-5pm, free, all ages are welcome to visit our marine lab on the Bay and discover science in actionRomberg Tiburon Center.


SUNDAY APRIL 30

Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

Do you know any other Earth Day events in the Bay Area? Please let me know.