Earth Day

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Litter Cleanup participants

Happy Earth Month 2024               

April 22, 2024 is the 54rd 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.

Find an event in your city! 

Berkeley

Earth Day Cleanup                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, April 20, 9AM- 11AM                                                                                                                            Shorebird Park, 160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to join us for the Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup.    All participants must fill out a waiver. If under 18, volunteers must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  

Follow the directional signs on University Ave to the South Cove Sailing Basin lot for the cleanup registration area. All volunteers should plan to wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the work and weather conditions of the day. A limited number of supplies will be available, so please bring the following if you are able to: 

  • Bucket or reusable bag 
  • Reusable gloves 
  • Trash grabber 
  • Reusable water bottle 

Let’s work together to keep the Berkeley Waterfront clean!                                                                      Click Here to Register

Berkeley Bay Festival                                                                                                                                                  Saturday , April 27, 11AM – 4PM                                                                                                                       Celebrate the San Francisco Bay at the Berkeley Marina. Connect with the Bay and our local community through live music, performers, food, hands-on educational activities, and free boat rides. This free, family-focused event celebrates the Bay, its local wildlife, and the people and agencies dedicated to its protection. Over 30 environmental and wildlife conservation organizations from around the Bay will share their exhibits with the public.

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Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and Unincorporated Areas

Castro Valley Creek at the Library

Litter cleanup and trail beautification                                                                                                                Saturday, April 27, 9AM – 12PM                                                                                                                      Volunteers are needed to beautify and clean up Castro Valley.

During the Clean-Up:                                                                                                                                                         Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves if you can, a water bottle, and snacks (if needed), and don’t forget a hat! Please note that CVSan requires a parent or guardian for volunteers under the age of 18 to sign a registration and hold harmless agreement at the event.

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Dublin

Dublin Pride Volunteer Day                                                                                                                                    Saturday, April 20,  8AM – 12PM

Dublin Pride Volunteer Day is an annual event that provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for the community to give back to their city. All ages are welcome; however, for safety reasons, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Emeryville

Shorebird Park, Emeryville                                                                                                                                        Sunday, April 21, 9AM – 11:30AM

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day, meet your neighbors, and beautify the community? Look no further – come on out Sunday, April 21st to the annual Emeryville Earth Day Shorebird Park Cleanup any time from 9am – 11:30! Snacks and refreshments provided, we look forward to seeing you out there! Meet at Shorebird Park. As always, bring what you can, and we’ll have limited supply for those who show up without:

  • Gloves (work or latex) to pick up litter
  • Grabber/pick up tool
  • Garden digging claw to dig below the surface
  • Re-usables: Coffee mug, water bottle means less disposables! Consider walking, biking, or Emery Go-Round if you can!

No registration required.

Fremont

Go Green with Us! Earth Day Fair                                                                                                                        Saturday, April 20, 11AM to 3PM                                                                                                                      Downtown Event Center & Plaza.                                                                                                                                  3500 Capitol Ave., Fremont

Join us for our annual Go Green with Us! Earth Day Fair. Hosted in partnership with Washington Hospital Healthcare System Come see how local organizations and agencies are committing to a cleaner, greener more sustainable future.

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Hayward

Citywide Clean-up & Community Fair                                                                                                              Saturday, April 20, 8:30AM to 1PM                                                                                                                  Volunteer litter pickup followed by a Community Fair in Weekes Park featuring sustainability-themed booths.

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Oakland

Oakland Earth Day                                                                                                                                                        Multiple Locations                                                                                                                                                          Saturday, April 20, 2024

Celebrate our 30th Oakland Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 2024, with volunteer events throughout the city. Individuals, households and groups come together to celebrate our planet and cherish our natural environment.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline                                                                                                    Saturday, April 20, 9AM to 12PM                                                                                                                        Oakport Staging Area (near the Oakport Fields at the end of peppermint gate)                                    Help us cleanup Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline! Bags, disposable gloves, and necessary supplies are provided.

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Earth Day Cleanup Oakland Estuary                                                                                                                Saturday, April 20, 10AM to 1:15PM                                                                                                                          Jack London Aquatic Center                                                                                                                                                115 Embarcadero Oakland, CA 94607

We invite you on a Grand-Garbage-Go-Getting-Adventure, connect with nature, protect and clean your waterways, love your land while having FUN with your community. We’ll have cleanup teams working “On the Water” clean estuary beaches via kayak and SUP and “On the Land” walking the park and shore.

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For many additional Earth Day events in Oakland, check out this lineup, compiled by Oaklandside.

San Leandro 

San Leandro Open House & Earth Day Festival                                                                                            Saturday, April 13, 11AM to 2PM                                                                                                                                      San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave

City departments, library and local community groups invite families to a fun-filled day, with free bike repair, lending library demonstrations, a toy exchange, textile reuse activities for teens, games to learn about our local watershed and much more!

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Pleasanton

Pleasanton Creek Cleanup                                                                                                                                        Saturday, April 13, 9AM to 11AM                                                                                                                              Bernal Community Park, 7001 Pleasanton Ave                                                                                                (Meet at the parking lot next to the small playground)

This is an excellent opportunity for community members to contribute to environmental conservation efforts while enjoying the outdoors and connecting with fellow residents. By joining us, you’ll play a vital role in keeping our city and planet clean and sustainable.

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