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.

View Earth Month Events by City

 
 



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. 

Register here! 

 

 

 


 For Kids

Note: Most of the resources below are in PDF format that can be used on-screen or downloaded and printed

Fred & Izzy’s Activity Books

Download the activity book for Grades K-3 and/or Grades 4-6. Both are chock full of games, quizzes and riddles on water pollution, what storm drains do and more! Activities can be done independently by children, and then discussed as a family. 

Coloring with Fred & Izzy

Color and decorate this drawing our lovable Frog and Egret characters, Fred & Izzy. Email us a photo of your completed design!

Fred’s Frog-tastic Activity Pack

Download Fred’s Frog-tastic Activity Pack and and learn about local frog species, make an origami jumping frog, and play our quiz game “Fact or Frog Tale.”

 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! 

For Adults

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.

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.

Share the spirit! Post a photo of your activities to Instagram and tag @cleanwaterprog, or post on Facebook and tag us @cleanwaterprogram.

For Kids

Note: Most of the resources below are in PDF format that can be used on-screen or downloaded and printed

Fred & Izzy’s Activity Books

Activity Book Grade 4-6Grade 4 6 activitybook thumb

Download the activity book for Grades K-3 and/or Grades 4-6. Both are chock full of games, quizzes and riddles on water pollution, what storm drains do and more! Activities can be done independently by children, and then discussed as a family. 

Coloring with Fred & Izzy

Fred Izzy ColorPage thumb

Color and decorate this drawing our lovable Frog and Egret characters, Fred & Izzy. Email us a photo of your completed design!

Fred’s Frog-tastic Activity Pack

Frog-tastic activity kit

Download Fred’s Frog-tastic Activity Pack and and learn about local frog species, make an origami jumping frog, and play our quiz game “Fact or Frog Tale.” 

BEE At Home Activity Kit

green-streets-green-roof
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! 

Fred & Izzy Film Fest

Fred and Izzy videos

Check out all three Fred & Izzy videos, as well as other content on our YouTube Channel.

For Adults

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

spray bottle photo

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

green streets permeable new

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.

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