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Access to beautiful creeks, wetlands and the Bay make living in Alameda County special.

earthday 2024
Litter Cleanups, Restoration and More!

Access to beautiful creeks, wetlands and the Bay make living in Alameda County special. Enjoy these treasured assets and become part of protecting them! Volunteering for cleanups, restoration and other activities is a great way to experience first-hand how we all are connected to, and impact, the water around us.

Learn more about activities and volunteer opportunities with an organization near you! Know of a group that should be added? Please let us know at info@cleanwaterprogram.org.

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 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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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 (see map below) 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.


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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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 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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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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San Leandro 

San Leandro Open House & Earth Day Festival                                                                                            Saturday, April 13, 11AM o 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 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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