Earth Day is officially Monday, April 22, but most events are the weekend before. Our West County creeks take center stage this year, with a choice of creek clean-ups among the projects and community festivities. I hope to see you at an event!
Take a look:
When: Saturday April 20
- El Cerrito - citywide work parties at Baxter Creek, Hillside Nature Area, Ohlone Greenway and more
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Pre-register online at www.el-cerrito.org (search Earth Day) or on Saturday morning at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moser Lane, El Cerrito.
Return to the community center for free lunch at noon.
510-215-4350, or via email
- El Sobrante - Creek cleaning and family fun
9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way.
Cleaning Wildcat Creek; tree planting, arts & crafts. Free breakfast and lunch compliments of Spawners, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Elks.
For more: Femke Oldham (Femke@thewatershedproject.org)
- Richmond: Wildcat Creeks Challenge - Two locations
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita Street, or at the Richmond Parkway between Gertrude and Pittsburg avenues. Clean Wildcat Creek, collect data on creek pollution to inform policy makers. Free refreshments.
For more: Juliana Gonzales or at 510-224-4085 (email@example.com)
All of these are family-friendly, and work clothes and refillable water bottles are recommended.