Earth Day Events 2018

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate our creeks, waterways and the Bay by volunteering or attending one of many Earth Day events in the county. Here’s a partial list. Note that not all events are on Saturday, April 21.

earth day 2017 imageAlameda

Crown Beach Cleanup
Saturday, April 21, 8:30AM – 10:00 AM
Crab Cove Visitor Center, 252 McKay Ave, Alameda
Coordinated by East Bay Regional Park District
Registration required – click here.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 21, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Washington Park, 740 Central Ave, Alameda
Bring the whole family to this City Festival to learn about simple lifestyle changes to help the environment.
http://alamedaca.gov/recreation/earth-day

Albany

Beach Cleanup & Sea Level Rise Event
Saturday, April 21, 9:00AM – 1:00 PM
Albany Beach, 1 Buchanan St, Albany
The beach cleanup will be followed by a Visualizing Sea Level Rise event at 11am hosted by Citizens for East Shore Parks. For details visit http://thewatershedproject.org/event/earth-day-2018
Registration requested – click here.
Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Berkeley

Berkeley Bay Festival
Saturday, April 14, 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Shorebird Park , 160 University Ave, Berkeley
Enjoy hands-on educational activities and learn about organizations helping to protect the Bay and its wildlife. Plus live music, games, food vendors and more. All ages are welcome. Click here for more information.
Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Loren Rasmussen at (510) 981-6720.

Earth Day Clean Up
Saturday, April 21, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Shorebird Park , 160 University Ave, Berkeley
Meet at the Shorebird Park Nature Cnter at for a safety talk and supplies before the cleanup. Bring your own bucket and gloves if possible. Groups over 5, please RSVP by email.
Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Loren Rasmussen at (510) 981-6720.

Cal Alumni Day of Service
Sunday, April 22, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Shorebird Park, 160 University Ave, Berkeley
Come join the Cal Alumni Association on Earth Day for a fun and rewarding day cleaning up the shores of the Berkeley Marina in partnership with the Shorebird Park Nature Center! Register here for one of four two-hour clean-up blocks.

Castro Valley/Unincorporated Areas

Castro Valley Creek & Trail Cleanup
Saturday, April 28, 9:00AM-12:00PM
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley
Join Castro Valley Sanitary District and Friends of San Lorenzo Creek to clean up litter and care for wildlife habitat along Castro Valley Creek trail. Meet next to KFC on Castro Valley Blvd. Park at the adjacent CVS lot.  
Registration requested at www.cvsan.org/ED - select “Site B”

Cull Canyon Cleanup & Beautification
Saturday, April 28, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area, 18627 Cull Canyon Road
Join Castro Valley Sanitary District and the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to clean up litter at Cull Canyon. Wear work clothes. Meet at parking lot.
Registration requested at www.cvsan.org/ED - select “Site C”

Several additional cleanup sites
Saturday, April 28, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Visit www.cvsan.org/ED for additional cleanup locations throughout Castro Valley.

Dublin

Dublin Pride Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 28, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerald Glen Park Basketball Courts, Gleason Dr., Dublin
Volunteers are needed to help with school and park beautification  projects and creek cleanup efforts.
Register at dublin-pride-week-volunteer-day-2018.eventbright.com. For complete details visit dublinprideweek.com.

Emeryville

Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup - 2 locations
Sunday, April 22, 9:00AM-12:00PM
If you have, please bring a reusable water bottle and coffee mug, collection bags and/or buckets, work gloves or rubber gloves, garden digging claw. Wear layers, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat.
Click here for more information.
Location 1: meet at Chevy’s parking lot
Questions? Marcy Greenhut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 510-596-3795
Location 2: meet at Emeryville Crescent
Questions? Scott Possin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 510-544-3108

El Cerrito (not in Alameda County)

Invasive Plants Removal
Saturday, April 21, 9:30AM-12:00PM
El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area
1190 King Court, west end of King Ct, El Cerrito
Organized by Friends of 5 Creeks. Remove invasive, fire-prone French broom, helping the community and wildlife. Snacks, tools, and gloves provided. Bring re-usable water bottle. Wear long pants, long sleeves, socks, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Not recommended for very young children due to possibility of poison oak. No registration required.
Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fremont

“Let’s Go Green Together” Earth Day Fair
Saturday, April 21, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium at 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont
Join Washington Hospital, the City of Fremont and other local Tri-City organizations for eco-friendly lifestyle exhibits, kids activities, safe disposal of medications and sharps, and more! Click here for more information.
Questions? Geno Uliana, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 21, 9:30AM-12:00PM
Visitor Center at Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 2 Marshlands Road, Fremont
Help improve the Refuge for wildlife and visitors alike at this trash cleanup near the Visitor Center or at the Fishing Pier. Gloves and tools provided.
Click here for more information and to register.
Questions? Call 510-792-0222 ext. 361.

Livermore

Spring Creek Cleanup at the Stanley Reach
Saturday, April 7, 9:00AM-11:30AM
The Stanley Reach, meet at Cottonwood Court and Summertree Drive
Organized by Living Arroyos. Help remove litter and debris washed into the creek by spring rains.
Click here to register.
Questions? Joseph Steelman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 925-474-7445

Oakland

Oakland Earth Day - Citywide Litter Cleanups
Saturday, April 21, times vary (most are 9:00AM- 12:00PM)
Locations throughout Oakland (view map)
Join your neighbors to clean and green Oakland! Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks, and neighborhood sites throughout Oakland. All tools are provided. Registration is not necessary for individual volunteers but recommended for large groups.
Details and registration: www.oaklandearthday.org
Contact: Deidre Martin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park Cleanup
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave, Oakland
Tuesday, April 17, 4:30PM-5:30PM
Meet at the lower portion of the park nearest the creek to help remove litter before it enters the creek, and be a part of an Earth Team video shoot. All materials provided.
Questions? Contact: Jordan DeSilva, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 707-478-7379

Arroyo Viejo Park Clean Up and Mural Input Session
Arroyo Viejo Park, 7701 Krause Avenue, Oakland
Tuesday, April 24, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Meet at Arroyo Viejo Park to help remove litter before it enters the creek, and give input on Earth Team’s upcoming mural project, located nearby.
Click here for more information and to register.
Questions? ontact: Jordan DeSilva, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 707-478-7379

Piedmont

Piedmont Pines Cleanup
Saturday, April 21,  9:00AM- 12:00PM
Join Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association at three locations to help reduce fire danger and get our parks ready to show off their spring grandeur. Wear boots or shoes with tread for climbing hills, long sleeves, long pants and a hat. Contact the site coordinator for questions and to rsvp.

Site 1: Marj Saunders Park - meet at the painted rocks at Ascot and Chelton.
Bring your whole family for a fun day of community service. Residents are encouraged to bring limbs and branches from their yards that are too large to fit in green bins to the big green waste debris box at Marj Saunders Park? Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Site 2: Beaconsfield Canyon, 2639 Beaconsfield Place, just off Chelton as you go up the hill.
Help restore one of Piedmont Pines' beautiful green spaces and prevent fire at the same time.  We provide gloves, tools, water and snacks. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Site 3: Castle Canyon Park on Mastlands Dr at Larry Ln.  Help us reduce the fire load in the park and clear out thistles. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Montclaire Village Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Montclair Park, 6300 Moraga Ave, meet at picnic grounds
The Community Cleanup (9:00AM-1:00PM) will focus on clearing overgrowth and brush from Mountain Blvd. along highway 13, cleaning up Montclair Park, weeding the medians near the Highway 13 ramps, and replanting the Gateway Park at Thornhill and Moraga. Cleanup volunteers are welcome to join the following appreciation BBQ for the Oakland Police Department, Oakland Firefighters, County Sheriffs, Oakland Housing Authority and OUSD Police. Click here for more information.

Pleasanton

Creek Cleanup & Appreciation Party
Saturday, April 21, 9:00AM-11:30AM
Upper Touriga Creek, 3564 Touriga Drive, Pleasanton
Organized by Living Arroyos. Help remove litter and debris washed into the creek by spring rains, then stay for a catered lunch to appreciate the volunteers
Click here to register.
Questions? Joseph Steelman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 925-474-7445

San Leandro

San Leandro Creek Cleaup
Saturday, April 21, 9:30AM-12:00PM
280 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland
Join the Friends of San Leandro Creek (FSLC) to rid the creek of litter at a site where San Leandro Creek passes through Oakland. Note that although this cleanup is led by FSLC, it is part of Oakland's Earth Day.
Meet on the bridge that crosses the creek on the south-east side of Hegenberger Blvd, next door to HegenBurgers. Click here for details and to register.
Questions? Susan Levenson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 510-577-6069

Union City

“Let’s Go Green Together” Earth Day Fair
Saturday, April 21, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium at 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont
Union City joins Fremont at this year's Earth Day Fair at Washington Hospital in Fremont. Find their table for tips on activities for a an eco-friendly lifestyle. Click here for more information on the event.
Questions? Geno Uliana, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.