Earth Day Events 2010

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Make an Impact in your local community! 

Find out more about local events and volunteer opportunities by clicking on your state below. 

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More info on Earth Day events and resources at the White House Earth Day website

Alabama
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Auntie Litter's Earth Day, Birmingham
April 22, 2010
Enjoy live entertainment, science shows, costume contests, educational exhibits, and refreshments. The highlight of the day is the nation’s largest Earth Day parade for Children at noon.  Visit the website for registration details.

Earth Day Mobile Bay 2010, Fairhope
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
There will be environmental displays and exhibits, educational activities for children and adults, plus great  live music and art. Fun for the entire family! Bring computers, old TV's, other electronics, used cooking oil and other aluminum, plastic and cardboard items for recycling.  Free admission.

Riverside Trash Roundup, Guntersville
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m.
Lake Guntersville State Park
This annual cleanup commemorates Earth Day! Join in an effort to rid the banks of Lake Guntersville of trash. Meet at Park Office on Hwy. 227.  Email patti.donellan@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (256) 571-5455 to volunteer.

 

Alaska
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Alaska Envirothon
April 20-21, 2010
The Alaska Canon Envirothon is a multidisciplinary, hands-on natural resources education event that tests the practical knowledge of teams of students from across Alaska.

 

Arizona
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2010 Earth Day, Flagstaff
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Flagstaff City Hall South Lawn
The service project will kick the day off, followed by a community celebration.  Please call (928) 213-3608, if you would like to volunteer to help plan this event or the service projects.

Tucson Earth Day Festival 2010, Tucson
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Reid Park, off of Country Club Road
Promoting Southern Arizona’s unique environment, the festival features a variety of environmental activities, displays, music, and food.  Email tucsonearthday@yahoo.com for more information.

 

Arkansas
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Arkansas Earth Day Foundation Festival, North Shore Riverwalk
April 24, 2010 | 10am - 3pm

Russelville Earth Day Festival, Russelville
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The festival in City Park will have guest speakers, music, food, kids educational activities, animal shelters (seeking pet adoptions and stressing the spay/neuter issue), and educational booths featuring outdoor clubs/organizations and environmental groups.
 

California
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State Parks Restoration and Cleanup
April 17, 2010
Statewide, thousands of volunteers plant trees, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and clean up beaches and park lands. Find locations and registration information online.  Register by April 15th.

Zero Waste Festival, Alameda
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Washington Park, 740 Central Avenue
Enjoy FREE activities for the kids, Earth Day games and exhibits and learn about building a clean, healthy, sustainable world for generations to come.

Earth Day Festival, Berkeley
April 24, 2010 | 12 - 5 p.m.
Civic Center Park
Berkeley Earth Day celebrates the environmental movement and creatively challenge the destruction of our planet. We provide cultural performers, speakers and resources to link individuals and groups with each other in community based ecological activities.

Shoreline Cleanup, Berkeley
April 17, 2010 | various times starting at 9 a.m.
Show your commitment to our planet and parks by giving back. Registration and waiver forms available online.

Earth Day Marin, Kentfield
April 24, 2010
College of Marin, Kentfield
Earth Day Marin will be a large-scale, fun, family-friendly, and free festival event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Oakland Earth Day
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m.
Find a project in your area!

Celebrate the Earth Festival, Roseville
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mahany Regional Park
This year’s  festival has a wonderful lineup of family activities, information booths and environmentally friendly programs you can take advantage of now. Those who bike to the event receive a bike-related prize.

Earth Day 2010, Sacramento
April 11, 2010 | 12 - 5 p.m.
Southside Park
The 4th Annual Festival will be filled with diverse business, non-profit, cultural and government vendors with practical information, goods and services for saving money, living healthier, and protecting the environment.

EarthFair, San Diego
April 18, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world run completely by volunteers. Learn more about volunteering.

Earth Day on the Promenade, Santa Monica
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Third Street Promenade
Earth Day LA and the City of Santa Monica sponsor this festival. Free to public.

Earth Day Fair, Santa Rosa
April 17, 2010 | 12 - 4 p.m.
Courthouse Square
All are invited to come downtown and enjoy food, music, eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids, volunteer opportunities, local vendors, and environmental organizations. In addition, residents can take advantage of available City resources and help Santa Rosa reach its greenhouse gas reduction target.

Spring Clean 2010, Santa Rosa
April 24, 2010 | 8:00 a.m. - noon
Meet at Finley Community Park (2060 West College Avenue) 
Individuals and groups can make a difference by volunteering to participate in community improvement projects.

Headlands Institute Earth Day Celebration, Sausalito
April 18, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us to learn new ways that you and your family can be environmental stewards!

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2010
April 24, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley
A day to celebrate and promote the region’s unique beauty and to educate the public regarding how to preserve and protect our local and global natural resources.  Contact Sara Taddo Jones at taddojones@gmail.com for volunteer information.

Earth Day Celebration/Restoration Work Day, Tiburon
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by bringing your family and friends for a morning of naturalist led explorations, bird watching, restoration and clean-up, and information about local bay and bird conservation and research at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary. Please bring a re-useable water bottle, wear appropriate clothing and close-toe shoes. FREE EVENT. RSVP: 388-2524

Earth Day Celebration, Vallejo
April 24, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Farmers Market
Mercury Thermometer exchange, California native plants, information booths, entertainment by The Rocksteady, petting area with farm animals, recycled craft table, finger printing and photos for kids, service provided by the Vallejo Police Dept., and much much more!

Earth Day Food & Wine Festival Weekend
April 16 - 18, 2010
Santa Margarita Ranch
The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is a weekend celebration of sustainably produced, award-winning food and wine grown on California’s scenic Central Coast. Purchase tickets online.

 

Colorado
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2010 Mountain Area Earth Day Fair, Evergreen
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evergreen Lake House, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road
Evergreen’s Earth Day Fair is one of the largest and most popular in the state, with more than 50 federal, state and local agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses planning an array of exhibits, food and fun.  To volunteer for Evergreen Audubon at the Earth Day Fair, call Michael Stills, 303-921-1936, or email encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org.

 

Connecticut
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Connecticut Clean Energy Fund List of Events
Find a list of Earth Day events.

Fund for the Environment Calendar
Join CFE, Save the Sound, DEP and other environmental groups for events across the state and at the Capitol.

Earth Day Youth Forum, Hartford
April 22, 2010 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Legislative Office Building, Hartford
Youth Forum with the General Assembly's Environment Committee: Connecticut's young people will speak with legislators about their environmental concerns and the solutions they'd like to see.

CFE Earth Day, Hartford
April 22, 2010 | 10 a.m.
Legislative Office Building and Capitol, Hartford
Throughout the day, exhibits and displays will be available from Connecticut Fund for the Environment and other environmental groups as well as the state Department of Environmental Protection. Stop by the LOB Concourse or the Old Judiciary Room on the 3rd floor of the Capitol to meet staff and learn about each group's recent achievements and priorities.

Festival, New Haven
10,000 Villages, 1054 Chapel St, New Haven
Celebrate Earth Day and learn about fair trade and recycling from Cyril the Sorcerer.
Contact: Liz Rider at (203) 776-0854

Earth Day Fair, Hamden
April 24, 2010 |10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hamden Middle School
A family Earth Day fair: come enjoy the Wind Over Wings raptor program, a reptile show, music, a recycling magic show, and Dr. Mel of News Channel 8 Weather!  Contact Pamela Roach at (203) 287-7021 or via email at PRoach@hamden.com.

Walnut Beach Cleanup, Milford
May 1, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Contact: John at (203) 641-5968

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride, New Haven
April 24, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join New Haven bikers in this ride from West Rock to East Rock and help raise money for area community groups! Meet at Common Ground High School for registration, a farm breakfast, and music before the ride. Contact Maggie (203) 287-4189 or via email at maggie@solaryouth.com.

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride, New Haven
April 24, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join New Haven bikers in this ride from West Rock to East Rock and help raise money for area community groups! Meet at Common Ground High School for registration, a farm breakfast, and music before the ride. Contact Maggie (203) 287-4189 or via email at maggie@solaryouth.com.

Earth Fest!, New London
April 17, 2010 | 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tempel Green, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue
Sponsored by Connecticut College
Enjoy a day of outdoor displays, activities, food and music under the big tent at Connecticut College. Some highlights include: "En Plein Air," an on-site artist wet-paint and silent auction; outstanding bands: The Rivergods and Dogbite, plus others; arboretum tours; children's arts & crafts; more than 30 displays and vendors; and much more!
Contact: Amy Cabaniss (860) 439-5218 or amy.cabaniss@conncoll.edu

Green Earth Fair, Westport
April 24, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Earthplace
Join Earthplace for their 10th annual event celebrating the earth! Special presentation by Circus for a Fragile Planet, live music, make-and-take crafts, hands-on environmental activities, food, green vendors and exhibits, and more. $5 per person.Contact Julia Malley via email at greenearthfair@gmail.com.

Earth Day Clean Up, Winsted
10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Friends of Main Street, 398 Main Street, Winsted, CT
Come join Alcoa Howmet, Friends of Main Street and several local businesses and students as we celebrate Earth Day. General town clean up of Main Street and several river bank areas. Clearing of overgrown brush.
Other Event Information: All community members are welcome-- please join us. Bring any heavy duty garden tools you may have and wear long sleeves, boots and gloves.
Contact: Gina Lestage (860) 738-5595

New Morning Store's Earth Day 2010, Woodbury
738 Main Street South
Join over 5,000 people for a fun filled day of sampling natural and organic food and products while learning eco-friendly solutions for your every day impact on the environment.

 

Delaware
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Bellevue State Park's Earth Day Concert, Wilmington
April 17, 2010
Bellevue State Park will offer a free concert featuring The Grey Street Band in honor of Earth Day.

In a Green City Festival, Wilmington
April 22, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rodney Square
The Wilmington Earth Day Celebration is an annual festival held outdoors featuring dozens of "green" vendors from throughout the tri-state region.

 

District of Columbia
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Anacostia Watershed Cleanup
April 24, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
30+ cleanup sites along the shores of the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia and several upstream tributaries in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland.
12 - 2 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC featuring a free picnic lunch, music and presentations by community organizations and government officials.

Earth Day Rally
April 25, 2010
Earth Day Network and partner organizations will organize a climate rally on The National Mall to demand Congress enacts climate and clean energy legislation in 2010.

National Zoo Earth Day Cleanup
April 24, 2010 | 8-10 a.m.
National Zoo staff and volunteers will work together to improve the health of the Zoo’s ecosystem by picking up aluminum cans, food wrappers, and other litter in a wooded area of the Zoo near the Connecticut Avenue entrance.  Register by 8 a.m. in Parking Lot A, which is adjacent to the cleanup site. Volunteers should wear sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate clothing, and sturdy shoes. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

Potomac Watershed Cleanup, various locations
April 10, 2010 | 9 a.m. - noon
Email bhorner@fergusonfoundation.org to volunteer or visit the website to find your closest clean-up location!  Also, find out more about the Trash-a-Thon!

 

Florida
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Miami Goin' Green, Miami
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bayfront Park
Miami Goin' Green is designed to be a one-stop-shop for everything green. Live seminars at the Eco-Stage will keep visitors entertained, exhibitors and vendors from across the country will be showing off the latest and greatest in green-tech. And make sure to not miss the Alternative Fuel Alley with electric cars and other high-efficiency vehicles. Learn more about volunteering here.

Central Florida Earth Day 2010, Orlando
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lake Eola Park, East side
Central Florida Earth Day will have a variety of activities and information for everyone!

Celebrate Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day, Pensacola
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bayview Park, Pensacola, Florida
Celebrate Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day at the Bayview Park in Pensacola!
Contact: Steamer Lawhead 850-934-2629

Earth Day, Sebastian
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Riverview Park
Kayak tours will be sponsored by Kayaks, Etc. More information will be posted soon!

Earth Day Festival, Titusville Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
April 17, 2010
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
Friends of the Enchanted Forest present the 15th Annual Earth Day - Family Fun Fest.

Florida Earth Day Jam, Tallahassee
April 24, 2010 | 12 p.m.
Bradford Blues Club
Earth Day Jam is a music festival and environmental exhibition.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of show. Children under 12 admitted for free.

 

Georgia
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Earth Day at Georgia Tech, Atlanta
April 23, 2010, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Skiles Walkway
The event is free and open to the public, and features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn. Learn more about volunteering with the Clothing Swap, Cleanup, and other events.

Earth Week 2010 , statewide
EarthShare of Georgia is hosting Earth Week 2010 with three key events designed to connect business leaders with the groups we help support year-round and the environmental community at large.  Visit the website for more information.

 

Hawaii
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Kokua Festival, Honolulu
April 23 - 24, 2010
Waikiki Shell
All proceeds from the festival go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson in 2003 to support environmental education programs in the schools and communities of Hawaii.

The Molokai Earth Day Celebration, Kaunakakai
April 16, 2010 | 5 - 9 p.m.
Mitchell Pauole Center
The purpose of the event is to educate residents and visitors about the part they can play in preserving our natural and cultural resources. For further information, please contact The Nature Conservancy 808-553-5236.

Earth Day Lydgate Park Cleanup, Lihue
April 17, 2010 | 7:30 a.m. - noon
Come help clean up Lydgate Park!

Dive into Earth Day, Oahu
April 22, 2010
In conjunction with the Wild Dolphin Foundation, participate in afternoon fish and turtle surveys with Wild Side Specialty Tours marine biologists. Visit the website for sign-up details.

 

Idaho
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Earth Day 2010, Idaho Falls
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tautphaus Park and Tautphaus Park Zoo
Enjoy a day of live music, conservation education, games, crafts and displays by local clubs and organizations. Zoo admission will be free for children 12 and under, with a paying adult and a can of food for the Idaho Falls Food Bank or one of the recyclable items listed on website.

Earth Day at ISU, Pocatello
April 23, 2010
Come celebrate Earth Day on the campus of ISU and visit with a variety of terrific environmental groups. Please contact Stacey at  eastidahosierraclub@gmail.com or 208.406.7989 for volunteer opportunities.

 

Illinois
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Earth Day 5K & Green Living Expo, Chicago
April 24, 2010 | 8 a.m.
Humboldt Park/Logan Square
Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by participating in a 5K Run/Walk, Neighborhood Clean Up and Green Living Expo. The festivities kick off with a 5K for Earth Day at 8 a.m. followed by a day-long celebration with family entertainment, environmental education, and a farmers market.

Chicago Kayak Earth Day Cleanup, Chicago
April 18, 2010 | 1-5pm
Gloves, pick sticks and garbage bags provided courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.  Please join in helping to clean up the area!

Earth Day Celebration, Crystal Lake
April 17, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center, 21112 Behan Road
The Defenders have again partnered with McHenry County Conservation District to bring you our annual Earth Day Celebration. Help out on a restoration project and contribute to the recycling drop off.

 

Indiana
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Earth Day Indiana, Indianapolis
April 24, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
White River State Park
The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 130 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music from some of Indiana's best new bands, special activities for kids and good food.

 

Iowa
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1st Annual Corridor Earth Day Celebration, Cedar Rapids
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.    
Teamsters Hall
The day’s event will include speakers, demonstrations, vendors, live music, door prizes and fun activities for children and adults. It is a free event and open to the public.

Earth Day Cleanups, Clear Lake
April 24, 2010
Find a list of sites.  Contact Trish at 357-2159 or trish@clearlakeiowa.com.

Botanical Center Earth Day, Des Moines
April 22, 2010
Enjoy free admission on Earth Day!

Earth Month Events 2010, Iowa City
April - May 2010
ECO Iowa City is an 18-month-long initiative, funded by a grant awarded last spring by the International City/County Management Association, which allows the Iowa City Public Library and the City of Iowa City Recycling Division to combine forces with community groups and local governmental agencies to improve environmental sustainability in Iowa City.  Find a list of events on their website!

Earth Day Cleanup, Mason City
April 24, 2010
Teams are assigned areas to clean up litter. Bags are provided and trash hauling is provided by the city of Mason City. Finish in time to join us for the Festival in East Park, 10 a.m. to Noon. Visit the Events page for all details.  Register your team today! Call Mary Zishka, Mason City Volunteer Coordinator: (641) 421-3372.

Earth Day North Iowa
Learn more about events in North Iowa and ways to get involved!

 

Kansas
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Earth Day Celebration, Lawrence
April 17, 2010 | 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South Park at 11th & Massachusetts Street/Weather Permitting, No Rain Date
The Lawrence Earth Day Celebration works to educate residents, businesses and surrounding communities regarding the importance of responsible environmental policies, raise awareness of each individual’s impact on the natural environment, and highlight actions each person can take to make Lawrence and Douglas County a more sustainable and eco-friendly place to live. Free Admission!

Earth Day Free Days, Topeka/Shawnee County
April 25, 2010
Topeka Yard Waste Facility will offer a free day.  They will also offer free mulch the week of April 20-25th.
Extreme Recycling will hold a free electronic waste collection at 7215 S. Topeka Blvd. Bldg. 3C.
Expert Tire, 3701 S. Topeka, will hold a free tire amnesty from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  This is for Shawnee County residents only-4 tires per household--they will also accept residential do-it-yourself oil.

 

Kentucky
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WKU Earth Day Festival 2010, Bowling Green
April 22, 2010 | 12 - 8 p.m.
Downing University Center courtyard
Festival will include a recycled materials fashion show, garbology, herb garden service project, solar smoothies, live music, and more.

Party for the Planet, Louisville Zoo
Month of April
The zoo is celebrating Earth Day – all month long! Visit the website to see a calendar of fun things you can do at home and at the Zoo to get in touch with the earth during the month of April.

Louisiana
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DEQ Earth Day Information
Find out more information about events in the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana Earth Day, Baton Rouge
April 18, 2010 | 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Louisiana Earth Day transforms the downtown Baton Rouge area into an informative and fun-filled experience from the river along North Boulevard and throughout the governmental complex! 

Mangrove Restoration on Fifi Island, Grand Isle
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, NOAA and Entergy Corporation invite you to participate in a mangrove restoration project on the shoreline of Fifi Island in Grand Isle. Volunteers will plant mangroves which will help to stabilize the barrier island and will provide structure and refuge for a variety of aquatic species. Lunch and drinks provided. You can register to participate online at www.crcl.org or call the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at (888)-LACOAST.

2010 New Orleans Earth Day Festival, New Orleans
April 22, 2010
The Maison, 508 Frenchmen Street
2010 information coming soon!  Contact shannon@labucketbrigade.org  for more details.
 

Maine
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Earth Day Celebration, Wells
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Honor planet Earth and embrace local living! Explore the environmental missions of community organizations and join Earth-friendly activities.

 

Maryland
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Earth Day 2010, Aberdeen
April 17, 2010 | 11 a.m - 4 p.m.
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009
Enjoy a fun day with live music, a rock climbing wall, a "Moon Bounce", Tie-Dye, recycled games and prizes, environmental exhibits and face painting at Aberdeen Festival Park.

Anacostia Watershed Cleanup
April 24, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
30+ cleanup sites along the shores of the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia and several upstream tributaries in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland.
12 - 2 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC featuring a free picnic lunch, music and presentations by community organizations and government officials.

Potomac Watershed Cleanup, various locations
April 10, 2010 | 9 a.m. - noon
Email bhorner@fergusonfoundation.org to volunteer or visit the website to find your closest clean-up location!  Also, find out more about the Trash-a-Thon!

 

Massachusetts
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Earth Day, Charlton
May 1, 2010 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Senior Center
8 - 11: Earth Day Cleanup - pick up bags/gloves/supplies at the Senior Center
11am - 3pm Earth Day Festival
Contact: Cathleen Kuehl at 508-248-6383 for more information.

New England Wild Flower Society Earth Day Celebration, Framingham
April 24, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Take a guided walking tour and learn the history of the Garden, the design of the various garden areas and habitats, and the conservation elements being addressed. Other family activities include face-painting, seed planting, and making a pine cone bird feeder to take home. Free admission.

Michigan
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WMEAC EcoAction Expo & Earth Week Benefit Concert, Grand Rapids
April 16 2010
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.: EcoAction Expo
7:30 p.m.: Concert by the FIERY FURNACES
Fountain Street Church
Enjoy the EcoAction expo before and after WMEAC’s 2010 Triple Top Line Awards presentation and a benefit concert by the popular alternative band, The Fiery Furnaces, at Fountain Street Church.Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors/unemployed.

DEQ Earth Day, Lansing
April 22, 2010
Constitution Hall
The DEQ will host an event on Earth Day.  To become a vendor or volunteer, please visit the website.

2010 Earth Day Michigan Event Map
Visit the website for a list of events in your area.

 

Minnesota
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Earth Day in the City: Minneapolis Watershed Cleanup, Minneapolis
April 17, 2010 | 9:30 a.m. - noon
E. 36th St. & E. 44th St. at W. River Pkwy, Mississippi River Gorge
Choose whichever site is closest for you! You'll see a small tent and signage near the bike and walking trails. Sign in, receive gloves (required), trash bags, beverages and directions. Both sites also feature ongoing educational presentations, and you can learn more about the Gorge Stewards program and additional upcoming FMR volunteer and educational events.

Park & Recreation Board Earth Day Clean-up Sites, Minneapolis
April 17, 2010 | 9:30 a.m. - noon
No pre-registration is required! Arrive at any site (listed on website) between 9:30 a.m.-noon and check in at the registration table.

Run Earth Day, St. Cloud
April 16, 2010
5K and Kids Run

April 17, 2010
Half Marathon and 20 Mile Challenge

Telework Twin Cities Pledge
April 11 – 24, 2010
Telework Twin Cities is a two-week event in which Twin Cities metro area commuters make the pledge to telework for one or more days per week.  Take the pledge to be eligible to win prizes.

 

Mississippi
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Earth Day 5K, Jackson
Learn more about the race online.

Earth Day Festival, Ocean Springs
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mississippi Davis Bayou, William Colmer Visitor Center
Gulf Islands National Seashore will host its annual Earth Day Festival, part of the Pascagoula River Nature Festival.  Activities will include bird walks, nature walks, boat tours, live music, and arts and crafts.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this free event! Call (228) 875-9057 ext. 4100 for more information.
Contact: Susan Blair 228-875-9057

Green Week: Transportation Day, Oxford
April 20, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visit the Student Union Plaza to learn more about transportation options in Oxford.  Take the Commuter Challenge and pledge to start taking the bus, biking, or carpooling more often.   Have any questions about the OUT bus or about Rebel Pedals bike-share? 

 

Missouri
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Earth Day Events, Missouri State Parks
Search for volunteer opportunities in your local state park.

Earth Day Street Fair, Columbia
April 25, 2010 (rain date: May 2) | 12  - 7 p.m.
Peace Park
As always, more than 200 booths will fill five blocks with environmental education, non-profits, businesses, artisans, and government agencies. Sample the wares (and ideas) of hundreds of vendors and organizations at the street fair. 

Earth Day Missouri, Jefferson City
April 23, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Missouri State Capitol
The Department of Natural Resources sponsors and hosts the event at the Capitol each year. Activities include information booths, games and displays about the environment. Many other state and federal agencies participated through educational displays and exhibits.

Bridging the Gap's EarthWalk 2010, Kansas City
April 11, 2010 | 8 a.m.
Theis Park
Free yoga in the park starts at 8 a.m. before the walk (10 a.m.).  Stick around after your walk for the BRUSH CREEK GREEN FESTIVAL hosted by StoneLion Puppet Theatre!

St. Louis Earth Day Festival, St. Louis
April 25, 2010 | 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Forest Park on the Muny Grounds
The festival features educational exhibits, local vendors and foods, and much more!

 

Montana
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Montana Audubon Society's Earth Day Events List
For a complete list of events throughout the state, please visit the website.

Earth Day at the Audubon Conservation Education Center, Billings
April 17th, 2010 | 8 a.m.

Join us for a day of restoration work at the AudubonConservation Education Center. We’ll be planting and launching several floating islands, which will help to improve water quality in Deep Mill Pond. We’ll also be working on installing our habitat gardens to attract birds and butterflies around our building. Work and fun starts at 8 AM -- finishes by noon for a BBQ lunch. During lunch Amy Cilimburg will share a short presentation on Birds and Wildlife in a Warming World.

Party for the Planet: ZooMontana, Billings
April 24, 2010 | 10 am - 3:00 p.m.
Come to ZooMontana and Party for the Planet in our Earth Day celebration! Local businesses and organizations will be there to help teach you about ways to live more eco-friendly. Games and activities will also be provided.   

The Gallatin Clean-Up Day and Celebration in the Park, Bozeman
April 24, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A citywide clean up of parks, trails, and other public spaces in Bozeman. Citizens meet at Bogert Park at 8:30am for supplies, maps, coffee, and snacks. Afterward, everyone returns to the Park for a post clean‐up Celebration featuring free food, live music, and a showcase of local businesses and organizations who support a sustainable Bozeman. Website also lists other events in the area that week.

UM Western Earth Day Celebration, Dillon
April 17, 2010
10:00-4:00 Plastic recyclable drop-off
11:00 Town Clean-up with a Patagonia-sponsored contest for participants
12:00-3:00 Mountain Moongrass live music
1:00 Geocache GPS treasure hunt
Museum and Depot Park
Plus informational booths from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Sierra Club, Montana Native Plant Society, Montana Western Campus Corps, Montana Western Tobacco Free Task Force, the Associated Students of Montana Western and others. Vendors providing food and refreshments will be around throughout the day, and the Montana Western Biology Club will provide sandwich lunches.

Clark Fork River Cleanup, Missoula
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m.
Caras Park
Come to the annual River Cleanup in our 25th Anniversary Year.  Free BBQ at noon.

MUD Earth Day Celebration, Missoula
April 18, 2010 | 12 -7 p.m.
Caras Park
A festival in Caras Park, this family-friendly free community event kicks of Missoula's Earth Week celebrations. Join us for hours of hands-on, backyard sustainability-oriented fun.  More info: (406) 721-7513

University of Montana Green Week 2010, Missoula
April 17 - 24, 2010
Find a list of volunteer opportunities online, or contact Vicki at vicki.watson@umontana.edu or Erica at  asum.sustain@mso.umt.edu.

 

Nebraska
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Earth Day Omaha 2010
April 17, 2010 | 12- 8 p.m.
Elmwood Park
Earth Day Omaha is only a few weeks away, and we have a lot in store for you! With numerous food and exhibition vendors, engaging bands, children's activities, great presenters, and more.
 

Nevada
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Nevada Econet Earth Day 2010, Reno
April 25, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Idlewild Park
Nevada EcoNet has created a 40th Earth Day Celebration Circle. Each person and business in our community is invited to participate in this very special celebration, where the only costs to participate is a donation of $40 and a desire to make a difference in the health of our environment.

New Hampshire
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Earth Day in New Hampshire, various locations
April 22, 2010
The New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is celebrating in a variety of ways.
Come for one, two or all of the day's events!

Earth Day, Concord
April 22, 2010 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Discovery Center
There will be special demonstrations, presentations and vendors from local green businesses. Cost: Adults, $9; children age 3-12, $6; students and seniors, $8.Information: 603-271-7827.

 

New Jersey
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Earth Day Celebration, Cape May County
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cape May County Park and Zoo
Live music, education exhibits, eco-shops & lectures! 5K race begins at 9 a.m.

Earth Day 2010, Hudson County
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Liberty State Park (Central NJ Railroad Terminal & South Field)
Join the fair and sign up for the 5K run!
 
Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale, Hudson County
May 1, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
You may purchase either item from Lincoln County Park (Jersey City) or Secaucus High School (Secaucus).

Earth Day Celebration, Phillipsburg
April 17, 2010
Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
The event is designed to encourage environmentally-aware behaviors, such as recycling, using energy efficiently, and reducing or reusing disposable items. Please take this opportunity to make a difference by joining the effort. Call 908-387-1225 for details or to volunteer.

Earth Day Cleanups
April 24, 2010 | 9 a.m. - noon
Martin’s Brook, Briant Park, Wilson Park, the wooded open space adjoining the Transfer Station, and areas along the Passaic River
To get more information or to volunteer to participate in the cleanup, either individually or as part of a group, email Summitearthday@gmail.com 

North Jersey Events and Street Fairs
Find out more about events and street fairs throughout northern New Jersey.

 

New Mexico
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Aztec Ruins Earth Day Celebration, Aztec
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM, will sponsor their 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration.  Visiting local agencies and environmental and community groups will be presenting demonstrations and activities focusing on connections among landscapes, local resources, ancestral Puebloans, and modern communities. Learn about choices we make on a daily basis along with sustainability, watershed, and alternative resources. 

OASIS Earth Day Event, Las Cruces
April 17, 2010 | 12 - 9 p.m.
Young Park
This year we will have live music, educational exhibits, local food vendors, local goods vendors, and children’s activities.  For more information regarding Earth Day 2010 contact: oasis@nmsu.edu; earthdaylascruces@gmail.com; or Monica @ 915-240-3800; or Jessica @ 575-590-4058

Pajarito Environmental Education Center Earth Day Festival, Los Alamos
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
PEEC, 3540 Orange St., Los Alamos
The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by community groups of their earth-friendly products and practices and their information about our environment on the Pajarito Plateau. Renaissance entertainment group Clan Tynker will perform.

 

New York
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Earth Day Lobby Day 2010, Albany
April 20, 2010 |  9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The 20th annual Earth Day Lobby Day will be held in Albany on Tuesday, April 20th. Hundreds of citizens from every corner of New York State will meet with their state lawmakers and show their support for the environment.  Sign up online! If you have any questions, please contact Bill Mahoney at mahoney.w@gmail.com.

EDay40, New York City
Month of April
Earth Day New York lists all Earth Day events occurring in New York City.

Earth Day Fair, New York City
April 22, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Times Square
The fair's goal is to make New York City the focus of national and international public attention for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.

 

North Carolina
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Earth Day Festival, Durham
April 24, 2010 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St., in Downtown Durham
"Go Green" at Durham’s 2010 Earth Day Festival. Celebrate our sense of community, raise awareness of current local and global environmental issues, actively engage in hands-on learning activities, and celebrate our environmental success.

Earth Day Celebration, Greensboro
April 10, 2010 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Library
Join us for this free event on Saturday, April 10, and spend a day caring for and celebrating our planet.  The celebration is scheduled to follow the Greensboro Beautiful Great American Clean-Up.  Begin the day with the annual city-wide cleanup, and then come to the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family branch Library for the celebration, exhibits and entertainment.  Event sponsored by City of Greensboro Field Operations, Greensboro Public Library and Friends of the Greensboro Public Library. 

NC State Earth Day, Raleigh
March - April 2010
Find out about the various activities happening at NC State and in the Raleigh area!

2010 Piedmont Earth Day Fair, Winston-Salem
April 17, 2010 | 10 am - 5 pm
Wake Forest University
The 2010 Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be A Day of Action!  Celebrate Earth Day and take action to make our planet cleaner and healthier. Our Kids in Action program, featuring engaging interactive activities, will teach children how they can take action to protect our planet in ways that are meaningful to them.   More than 100 exhibitors and Teaching Tents will show you how you can reduce your impact on our planet.

 

North Dakota
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2010 Earth Day Festival, Bismarck
April 22nd, 2010 | 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Raymond J. Bohn National Guard Armory
Some of the activities include Rain Sticks, Balloon Critters, Smokey Bear, the Soil Tunnel, Face Painting, and Educational Booths.
 

Ohio
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Green Columbus Earth Day Events, Columbus
April 17 & 18, 2010
Volunteer to work at an environmental service project at worksites throughout central Ohio.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 | 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate at Franklin Park in Columbus!

 

Oklahoma
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2010 Earth Day Symposium, Stillwater
April 17, 2010 | 10  - 11:30 a.m.
Stillwater Public Library, Room 119
This Earth Day Symposium will cover Cross Contamination in Recycling, Computer Recycling, Rainfall Recovery, and Household Hazardous Waste. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend. Contact Lou Ann Snoddy , 405-372-0025. 

 

Oregon
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Earth Day Event, Champoeg
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Champoeg State Heritage Area
Celebrate with a nature-related activities including a Junior Ranger program; guided walk through wetlands and oak savannah habitats; restoring Champoeg’s historic landscape, nature videos.

Earth Day 2010, Redmond
April 24, 2010
Volunteers will receive a free lunch and live music, children’s activities and informational booths will also be provided. For more information on how you can participate in “greening” up your community as a volunteer or vendor please visit the website or call 541-504-2000.
 

Pennsylvania
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Delaware Canal Clean-Up Day
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - noon
To accomplish the Clean-Up in a coordinated fashion, the length of the Canal is divided up into sections.  Please contact for volunteer details.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Earth Day
State parks and state forests throughout Pennsylvania have scheduled clean-up events and special programs during the month of April in honor of Earth Day.

Earth Day 40 Challenge
iConserve Pennsylvania offers ways to make a difference this Earth Day.

UN World Environment Day 2010, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh-area government officials, businesses, organizations and individuals will schedule a series of World Environment Day events, as well as events taking place during the six weeks that “bridge the gap” between Earth Day on April 22 and World Environment Day on June 5.

Earth Day Clean-Up, Quakertown
April 17, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. - noon
Nockamixon State Park Marina, 1542 Mountain View Dr.
In honor of Earth Day, Nockamixon State Park will once again be having a park clean-up. Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintanance, litter pick-up, gardening, and other park projects.
 

Rhode Island
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Keep Your Community Clean, Burrillville
April 17, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Burrillville Town Garage
Designated clean-up areas will be assigned. Gloves and bags will be distributed.

Take to the Trails!
April 17-25, 2010
Audubon invites families to celebrate Earth Day by getting outside and having fun in nature. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is offering a weeklong schedule of FREE guided walks at wildlife refuges across the state and nearby Massachusetts. Schedule available online.

 

South Carolina
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Greer Earth Day Run, Greer
April 24, 2010
Visit the website for more information about volunteering or participating.

Charleston County Recycling's Earth Day Festival, North Charleston
April 17, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The purpose of the Earth Day Festival is to increase awareness about the Lowcountry's environmental issues, while celebrating Charleston's environmental community and highlighting our challenges and successes.  Call Jenny Bloom at 720-7111 for more information on volunteering at Earth Day Festival.
 

South Dakota
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Earth Day: Bluebird Box, Custer State Park
April 17, 2010 | 10 a.m.
This program allows participants to craft bluebird house from scrap wood, teaching recycling and appreciation for birds.  Reservations are required and must be made by calling 605-255-4464.

 

Tennessee
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EarthFest 2010, Pellissippi State, Knoxville
April 17, 2010 | 10am-5pm
Enjoy a day of food, fun, entertainment, and lots of environmental education opportunities, including the Green Living Tent. Admission is free!  Contact Alice Fleenor at afleenor@gmail.com to volunteer.
 

Texas
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Earth Week, Austin 
April 14-22, 2010 | various location
Find out more information about the week's events, including the Earth Day Festival, Commuter Clinic, and the 5% to Mother Earth Campaign!

One Green Step, Austin
May 1, 2010 | 2-4 p.m.
Pan Am Recreation Center, 2100 E. Third Street, Austin, TX
Music, Informational booths, Presentation by Richard Garriott, Free giveaways, and an opportunity for YOU to commit to ONE GREEN STEP!

Aquarena Earth Day Celebration, San Marcos
April 24, 2010
Aquarena Center, Texas State-San Marcos
The celebration will feature various local vendors and educational booths.
 

Utah
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Earth Day Sunset Tour, Layton
April 17, 2010 | 7:00 p.m.
Meet at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Visitor Center South End of 3200 West, Off Gentile Street, in Layton for a free, guided walk of the wetlands, hosted by The Nature Conservancy.  Reservations required. Please contact Heidi Nedreberg at (801) 238-2339 or hnedreberg@tnc.org.

Earth Jam 2010, Salt Lake City
April 24 & 25, 2010 | noon - 9 p.m.
Earth Jam Productions is a non-profit organization that comes together every April in celebration of Earth Day. Our annual Festival is held in Liberty Park located in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer a variety of different activities that all help educate on bettering the environment and bringing people and community's together. Free admission. Contact dan@earthjam.org to volunteer.

Earth Day 10K, South Jordan
April 22, 2010
Visit the website to sign up!

 

Vermont
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Vermont Law School's Earth Week 2010 
April 19-23, 2010
Visit the website for more information on the Trashion Show, speakers, and events!
 

Virginia
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Earth Day 2010, Alexandria
April 24, 2010 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
There will be an Earth Day exhibition in Alexandria at Ben Brenman Park.

Clean Fairfax Earth Day-Arbor Day 2010, NVCC Annandale Campus
April 24, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Find out more about environmental nonprofits and services in your area at the fair. Sign up to be a vendor of volunteer!

Earthweek Eco-Fair 2010, Charlottesville
April 18, 2010 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Charlottesville Pavillion
The Earth Week Eco-Fair is a free event with the purpose of spreading knowledge about how to repair and conserve our environment, and celebrate the fact that there is a great deal happening on this front right now, and much more promise in the foreseeable future. There will be tables and booths with green-minded businesses, government organizations, conservationist societies, local food producers, natural health care practitioners, and more. There will be live music, speakers, children's activities, and more.

Accotink Creek Cleanup, Fairfax
April 3 - May 1, weekends
The Friends of Accotink Creek Clean Up will host cleanups throughout April in the Fairfax area. Contact steward@accotink.org to volunteer.

Earth Day Roanoke 2010, Roanoke
April 17, 2010 | 11 a.m - 4 p.m.
Grandin Gardens
Exhibitions and activities will be held throughout the Grandin Village area with local business’ involvement (including a feature film at the Grandin Theater), environmental groups represented and with music, art, food and more to be included as reasons to come out and join the fun.

Potomac Watershed Cleanup, various locations
April 10, 2010 | 9 a.m. - noon
Email bhorner@fergusonfoundation.org to volunteer or visit the website to find your closest clean-up location!  Also, find out more about the Trash-a-Thon!

CVWMA Earth Day Events, various locations throughout Central Virginia
CVWMA hosts a variety of events around Earth Day, including Electronics Collections, fairs, and other events in central Virginia.

 

Washington
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Taylor Creek Earth Day Event, Seattle
April 17, 2010
Celebrate Earth Day with the Pacific Science Center teen interns & Friends of Deadhorse Canyon at the 4th largest creek in Seattle. Explore the park, plant some trees and discover the water quality projects the Mercer Slough interns have been leading at the creek for the last 10 years. Call the Mercer Slough at (425) 450-0207 for more information.
 

West Virginia
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New River Earth Day Celebration, Fayetteville
April 24, 2010 | 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Downtown Fayetteville on Court Street and the Courthouse Lawn
Bring the family to learn about recycling/composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. Enjoy live music and check out educational booths, conservation activities, and Fayetteville’s coolest small town culture.
 

Wisconsin
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Work*Play*Earth Day 2010
April 24, 2010
Celebrate Earth Day 2010 at a Wisconsin State Park or Trail near you!  Join Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, local Friends groups, and State Park System staff on Saturday, April 24th to volunteer. Contact Marissa DeGroot at marissa.degroot@wisconsin.gov with questions.

Earth Day Celebration, La Farge
April 17, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nature Hike: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day with a walk amongst nature. Small cost. Register by April 3, 2010.

Annual Cleanup: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Volunteers are asked to pick up roadway litter in the area. Stop at the Visitor Center for supplies and a commemorative gift. Advance sign-up is required.
 

Wyoming
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Earth Day Event, Lovell
April 24, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 1p.m.
LHS Football Field - behind the high school at 502 Hampshire Ave
Working with the Arbor Day committee and other local agencies, Bighorn Canyon feels like there isn't a better time to work together to celebrate Earth Day! Join us for fun and educational activities to help us incorporate earth friendly habits in our daily lives.