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Earth Day 2017 is Saturday, April 22, but there are many celebrations and events throughout the month of April

**Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder to get the most updated information.

Brea Dana Point
Fullerton Huntington Beach
Irvine Laguna Beach
Laguna Niguel Mission Viejo
Newport Beach San Clemente
San Juan Capistrano Santa Ana
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Earth Day at Chino Hills State Park
2017 information coming

Volunteers are needed for California State Parks Foundation’s 19th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.

Help erect fencing around the dirt equestrian parking lot , delineate a horse trail/hike/bike trails & paint & install posts.

Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center
4500 Carbon Canyon Rd.
Brea, CA 92823



Earth Day at the Ocean Institute
2017 information coming

The Ocean Institute will be celebrating the 46th anniversary of Earth Day! Celebration and hands-on conservation activities. Activities include Native Plant Garden Tours, Build your own Butterfly Garden, Lily Lab: Flower Dissection & special presentations

Drop off your e-waste at the Ocean Institute from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 23. All proceeds from the donated e-waste go to the Ocean Institute.

Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629



Earth Week
2017 information coming

The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events April 19–21 in observance of Earth Week on campus. Displays on the campus Quad and Titan Walk will include an expo, Waste, Recycling, Composting & Water saving showcase, energy efficiency exhibits, a sustainability symposium, and farmers market.

Cal State Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA

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Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
2017 information coming

The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival is a fun way to get outside and learn about the environment with the whole family! This fun and educational festival is a treat for the whole family!

Visitors will have the opportunity to touch live snakes, count migrating birds, learn about pollution, test the water, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent, food sales, and guided tours of the reserve! Entry to event is free!

Sponsored by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Amigos de Bolsa Chica.

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach
Public Parking Across the Street from the Interpretive Center


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Celebrate Cultures in Nature: Earth Day
2017 information coming

Discover unique historical tales about the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and celebrate different cultures together! Each month, a different culture and celebration will be highlighted, usually with the program presented in multiple languages which allows everyone to fully enjoy the beauty of the land. This month we will focus on our lovely planet for Earth Day! Come hear tales of how you can appreciate our great Earth and how other cultures marvel in this modern celebration.

Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Irvine, CA

Pretend City Celebrates Earth Day - Irvine
2017 information coming

Promote environmental awareness on Earth Day and throughout the year by visiting Pretend City to celebrate our Earth through engaging activities such as: Smart Art: Recycle City, Sensational Story Time: Compost Stew & Science for the Senses: Seed Exploration. Great activities for children of all ages and their Grown-ups!

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

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Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park
2017 information coming

Help celebrate Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 18 from 9-1. Projects include: painting curbs, sweeping ramps, power washing signs, planting cactus, removing concrete and other debris, weeding the hummingbird garden, and cleaning the beach.

Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #4, (PCH coastward at Newport Coast, left at kiosk to the end.)

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Earth Day Celebration
2017 information coming

"Go Green" and volunteer to plant, weed and clean up the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Celebrate Earth Day by giving back you time to improve the landscaping in our 18-acre preserve. Volunteers should wear old clothing and be prepared to get in the dirt! Drinking water, and light snacks provided. R.S.V.P.: 425-5100 by Monday, April 18 for groups of 10 or more

Crown Valley Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
2017 information coming

Make the Environment Your Mission! Volunteer opportunities are available for planting and cleaning up the landscape on Mustang Run. The City will host a Green Expo, and free hotdogs and ice cream (while supplies last) will be available for volunteers. Volunteers interested in landscape renovation should bring a hat, gloves, boots, sunscreen, and shovels and must register for this event.

Mustang Run
at Los Alisos Blvd

For additional information, contact Denise Matson at 949-470-3010

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Earth Day at the Bay
2017 information coming

Newport Bay Conservancy, in partnership with OC Parks, present the 26th Annual Earth Day at the Bay. Earth Day is a time when we can all reflect on the importance of our natural surroundings and how we can preserve and protect them. This Earth Day event features many exhibits and booths designed to help us connect with the natural world and help preserve it for future generations. Live music, children’s arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, live presentations, environmental movie shorts, and so much more.

Free parking, free admission. It's suggested you bring cash for the food trucks that will be on site for food purchases.

Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Drive
Newport Beach CA 92660


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Earth Day San Clemente
2017 information coming

Join the City of San Clemente and the Watershed Task Force as they organize a day of educational information about how everyone can make a difference in reducing litter, and pollutants which end up in our streets, storm drains, and eventually our beaches, and ocean!

8:30am Beach Clean up
10am Main Event begins with music, displays, giveaways and kids arts and crafts.

Parque Del Mar by the Pier
San Clemente

Watershed Task Force at (949) 366-2326

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Eco Garden Expo - San Juan Capistrano
2017 information coming

Hosted and organized by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, a non-profit organization, Eco Garden Expo is free to the public and will feature a huge plant sale and a vast array of unique environmental friendly products, resources and services from vendors throughout Southern CA.

The Expo will also feature water-saving demonstration gardens, habitat gardens, edible landscapes, electric cars, solar and free seminars from top landscape and environmental experts.

Los Rios Park
San Juan Capistrano

We Are Earth Day Festival
this year's information coming!

Explore The Ecology Center's learning landscapes and engage in hands-on activities that shows how we can make every day Earth Day!

Live outdoor music, free tacos, petting zoo, and eco-friendly fun!
$3 Admission

The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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Be Green and Recycle Earth Day Fair
2017 information coming

In celebration of Earth Day Weekend, on Saturday, April 23, the Habitat for Humanity of Orange County ReStore in Santa Ana will be hosting a Furniture Re-Painting DIY Workshop, instructed by Kristin from King Richard's Antique Center for only $35 a participant! There will also be a FREE electronic recycling drive from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at both the Santa Ana and Anaheim ReStores. 100% of the proceeds fund the build of affordable Habitat OC homes for limited-income families in need of a hand-up and the electronic recycling helps reduce landfill contributions.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County – Santa Ana Restore
1400 Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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