2022 Earth Month Events

youth cleaning up litterThis April, celebrate the beauty of our creeks, wetlands and the Bay, and join an Earth Month event near you! There are lots of opportunities to help clean up litter, restore creeks, beautify parks and learn about our local nature.

Can't make it to an event? Check out ideas to celebrate Earth Month at Home!

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

Albany

Watershed Exploration Challenge & Earth Day Bingo
Two self-guided activities for the whole family are available throughout the month of April. Participants will be entered into a raffle drawing after April 30 for sustainable surprise prizes. Learn more and sign up at www.albanyca.org/earthday.

Berkeley

Berkeley Waterfront Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 23, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Meet in front of Shorebird Park Nature Center
160 University Ave, Berkeley
Some supplies will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own gloves and bucket. Parking is limited so please consider biking, walking or public transit.
Click here to register.

Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Unincorporated Areas

Castro Valley Creek & Trail Cleanup
Saturday, April 23, 9AM-12PM
Join Castro Valley Sanitary District and Friends of San Lorenzo Creek to clean up litter and care for wildlife habitat along Castro Valley Library Creek Trail. Meet next to KFC on Castro Valley Blvd. Park at the adjacent CVS lot.  
For more details and to register visit  www.cvsan.org/ED.

Dublin

Dublin Pride Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 23, 8AM-11AM
Several locations throughout Dublin
Join fellow volunteers to help with school, playground and park beautification projects, creek cleanups and more! Followed by a free community BBQ.
Click here for details and to register.

Living Arroyos Creek Cleanup and Volunteer Appreciation Party
Saturday, April 16, 9AM-12PM        
Emerald Glen Skate Park, Dublin
Help pick up trash at Tassajara Creek with Living Arroyos for the Zone 7 Water Agency, followed by our volunteer appreciation party with a catered lunch and a thank you gift from our program partners. Organized by Living Arroyos.
Click here for details and to register.

Emeryville

Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup
Sunday, April 24, 9:30AM-12:00PM
Meet at Chevy's restaurant parking lot, adjacent to Shorebird Park in Emeryville.
Tools provided, but if you have, please bring collection bags and/or buckets, work gloves or rubber gloves and garden claws. 
No registration required.
Questions? Contact Matt Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fremont

Go Green with Us Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23, 11AM-3PM
Downtown Event Center & Plaza, 3500 Capitol Ave, Fremont
Join City of Fremont, Washington Hospital and other partners for activities including a bicycle rodeo, basic bicycle tune ups, paper shredding, medicine & eye glasses take back, entertainment and more.
Details at www.fremont.gov/earthday.

Hayward

Citywide Clean-Up Day
Saturday, April 27, 8:30AM-1:00PM
Weekes Park, 27182 Patrick Ave, Hayward
Join City of Hayward and the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force to pick up litter in neighborhoods throughout the City. Gloves, bags and tools provided plus free lunch with all volunteers following the cleanup.
Click here to register.

Oakland

City-wide Cleanup & Greening Day
Saturday, April 23, times vary
Choose from several City-organized cleanup sites or join somebody else’s or create your own to clean up, green and beautify the city, using Oakland’s interactive Earth Day activity map. The City also lends tools for community-led events.
To view all sites, request tools and register for a site or add a new one, visit www.oaklandearthday.org

The Long Haul Garbage Cleanup
Saturday, April 23, 11:30AM-2:30PM
Join I Heart Oakland-Alameda Estuary on Earth Day for a Grand-Garbage-Go-Getting-Adventure. Connect with nature, protect and clean your waterways, love your land while having FUN with your community. Click here to register.

Pleasanton
Documentary screening: "Hometown Water, the Lifeline of Pleasanton"
followed by a
Q&A session with Zone 7 Water Agency staff.
Filmed, produced and presented by Pleasanton students.
Thursday, April 21, 7PM
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Click here to register (required)
Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 30, 11AM-2PM
Aliso Adobe Community Park
3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton
San Leandro
Root Park Cleanup & Invasive Plant Removal
Saturday, April 2, 10AM-12PM
Root Park, 1033 E 14th St., San Leandro
Join the Friends of San Leandro Creek to clean up litter and remove invasive plants along San Leandro Creek in Root Park.Bring labeled tools and garden or work gloves if you have them! 
No registration needed. Questions? Email Susan Levenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 510-577-6069.
Earth Day at Casa Peralta
Saturday, April 23, 10AM-12PM
Casa Peralta, 384 W Estudillo Ave, San Leandro
Join Friends of San Leandro Creek, The San Leandro Improvement District and several local nonprofits to for games, activities and conversations about San Leandro’s community efforts to make the City greener, resilient and more livable.