Earth Day and Beyond
No need to wait for Earth Day – let’s protect our creeks, wetlands and the Bay, right from our homes and gardens, on any day of the year! We invite you, your friends and your family to explore our fun activities for all ages.
Happy Earth Month 2023
April 22, 2023 is the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day, and we’re celebrating all month long! Join your neighbors in celebrating our area’s natural beauty and helping keep our creeks, shores and the Bay healthy and litter-free! We invite you, your friends and your family to explore our fun activities for all ages.
Cleanups, Restoration Events & Celebrations
Protecting creeks starts at your door! Trash travels from our neighborhoods through storm drains and into local creeks and the Bay. Join a littler cleanup, restoration event or Earth Day celebration near you! We have compiled a list of activities in Alameda County throughout the month of April.
For the Whole Family
Fred & Izzy are happy to sponsor the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour! Visit homes that use native plants and stormwater features designed to tap into the rain, protect water and improve your property! Online tour on April 15 & 16, in-person tour on May 6 &7.
Note: Most of the resources below are in PDF format that can be used on-screen or downloaded and printed
BEE At Home Activity Kit
Download the Bee-At-Home Activity Kit and stage your own “Spelling BEE”, play the “BEE-lieve it or Not” quiz game or “BEE-dazzle” a flowerpot—all fun ways of appreciating what bees do for us!
During stay-at-home orders, working our yards and gardens can bring much needed outdoor enjoyment! No matter if you’re tending to vegetables, flowers or house plants, using alternatives to pesticides protects not only kids and pets but also our waterways.
Make Your Own, Non-Toxic Pest Control
Ingredients like soap and baking soda that can be found in most households can help combat common pests like aphids, mites and scale. Download this Recipe Card and Spray Bottle Label start mixing your own, safe pest remedies!
“Pests Bugging You?” Pocket Guide
Before you reach for harmful weed killer or bug spray, consult this handy Pocket Guide listing commercially available products that are less-toxic options for pest control. Many can be found at stores participating in the Our Water Our World Program. Visit www.ourwaterourworld.org for locations and more information.