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Earth Day Events in Orange County
Earth Day is April 22 (and National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, 2024), 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.

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DANA POINT

Dana Wharf's Special Earth Day Cruise
2024 Date TBA

Join Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching for an Earth Day cruise on April 22nd. This annual celebration raises awareness and encourages others to protect the Earth’s natural resources for generations to come. Dana Wharf will be hosting two special Earth Day whale watch trips. All trips all day will celebrate Earth Day but a special trip will be from 5p-7p with Vicki Patterson the founder of Stand Up to Trash, an organization dedicated to keeping our beaches and oceans clean.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

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Stand Up to Trash Beach Clean Up
Sunday April 21, 2024
8-11am
8:00 - 9:00 am Free Yoga in the grass at Baby Beach
9-10:30 Beach Cleanup
10:30 Free Lunch & Learn at Ocean Institute

What would happen if everyone picked up at least one piece of trash? Join us for a day of fun on the water, beach and surrounding areas to cleanup our natural world.

We encourage the “BYOB” (bring your own bucket or reusable bag, gloves, reusable water bottle and coffee cup) philosophy to help reduce any additional waste!

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor
Baby Beach
Dana Point, CA 92629

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Earth Day Beach & Creek Clean Up - Dana Point
Saturday, April 15, 2024
9:00 am

let’s do some beach and creek spring cleaning! Thank you for bringing along either work or gardening gloves, a refill water dispenser, and dress for weather. We will provide reuse trash bags, drinking water, and light snacks. Complimentary parking passes are given at check-in and are valid until 12:30 pm upon completion of cleanup.

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach - Picnic tables along boardwalk adjacent to lifeguard headquarters and San Juan creek river mouth

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
April 21, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival offers FREE family fun for everyone! Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, learn about pollution and wetland ecology, test the water quality, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent and guided tours of the reserve!

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

April Huntington Beach Monthly Beach Cleanup
April 13, 2024
9-11 am

Join us for a morning of giving back and supporting Orange County Coastkeeper. To reserve your spot, please register in advance.

LOCATION:
21601 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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IRVINE

Pretend City Celebrates Earth Day - Irvine
Saturday, April 21, 2024
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day as we gather and take a moment to appreciate the caretaking of our planet, our home. Join us for recycling activities, Earth science, and art!

COST: Included with Museum Admission

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

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LAGUNA BEACH

Stewardship Saturday Beach Cleanup at Crystal Cove State Park
April 20, 2024
8-11:30 am

Come help us as we work alongside California State Parks on habitat restoration projects during Stewardship Saturday! Stewardship Saturday is a volunteering opportunity open to all, which aims to connect people with the natural history and beauty of Crystal Cove State Park through stewardship efforts.

Participants will aid in activities to help restore ongoing restoration projects throughout the park. The activity for the day (site preparation, weeding, seeding, and planting) will be dependent on site needs and the time of year. No experience is required!

This event is recommended for ages 8 and up. All participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will be capped at 15 participants per day. RSVPs required.

LOCATION:
Crystal Cove State Park

INFORMATION:
949-497-7647

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Earth Day Celebration
April 20, 2024
8-11:30 am

Niguel Botanical Preserve and the City of Laguna Niguel invite you to volunteer for the annual Earth Day Celebration! Volunteers are needed to plant, weed, and clean in the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Plants and Herbs will also be available for sale in the Amphitheater. All proceeds go to support the Niguel Botanical Preserve.

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

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LA PALMA

Arbor Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
4:30 pm

Hosted by the La Palma Community Activities & Beautification Committee and Community Services Department, the Arbor Day Celebration will include a display of entries from the coloring and art contests.

This family event also includes Arbor Day crafts, the Arbor Day Tree Sponsorship program, a coloring & poster contest awards presentation, and of course, the planting of a new tree in Central Park.

LOCATION:
Central Park
7821WalkerSt.

INFORMATION:
714-690-3350

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MISSION VIEJO

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 2024
8 am - 12 pm

Volunteers will have the chance to embrace nature by planting trees and shrubs along the section of Oso Creek Trail that is north of Jeronimo Road. Participants should wear a hat, gloves, boots and sunscreen. Lunch and ice cream will be available for volunteers while supplies last.

Along with the planting, the City is hosting a Green Expo in the open space beside Oso Creek Trail, north of Jeronimo Road, that will feature earth-friendly activities and environmental exhibits with tips on pollution prevention, recycling and more.

LOCATION:
Green Expo at Upper Oso Creek Trail
24932 Veterans Way

INFORMATION:
Volunteers will need to submit a registration form. For information on planting, call 949-470-3095

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NEWPORT BEACH

Earth Day at the Bay
Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

OC Parks and the Newport Bay Conservancy invite you to attend our annual celebration: Earth Day at the Bay.

This free, family-friendly event features environmental-themed exhibits from community partners and local artists. Booths will feature activities which include arts and crafts, science discovery and educational information. There will be live music throughout the day as well as a scavenger hunt complete with prizes. Be sure to enter the opportunity drawing as well! Food trucks will be on-site with tasty treats available for purchase.

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

INFORMATION:
949-923-2290

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SAN CLEMENTE

Earth Day Beach Clean Up in San Clemente
April 20, 2024
9-11 am

Please stop by Parque del Mar the morning of Saturday, April 20th, where City environmental and utilities staff and contractors will have eco-friendly activities, giveaways, and information to share!

Then walk down to the beach for a beach cleanup and FREE* lunch from the Fisherman's Restaurant!

LOCATION:
622 Ave Del Mar by the Pier
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-498-9436

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SANTA ANA

Eco Challenge Day at the Cube
April 1-30, 2024

Every day is Earth Day at Discovery Cube Orange County where the whole family can learn how to live more sustainably and help care for our planet. From composting and recycling to interactive environmental games, join us for a hands-on eco-adventure. And throughout Earth Month, don’t miss out on these family-friendly activities brought to you by Discovery Cube Orange County and Orange County Waste & Recycling

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
May 19
, 2024
11 am - 2 pm

Celebrate Earth Day and Endangered Species Day with special activities. | General Public - free with price of admission; FOSAZ Members - FREE. City of Santa Ana Residents - FREE.

LOCATION:
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA

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SILVERADO

Earth Day at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary - Silverado
April 20, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of the Earth at the ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon! The theme will be pollinators!

Join us for activities throughout the day, including: butterfly story time, create a butterfly craft, play a “plants and pollinators” game, learn about hummingbirds, and meet some of our animal ambassadors.

LOCATION:
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Cyn. Rd.
Silverado,CA 92676

INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS:
Reservations Required (714) 649-2760

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WESTMINSTER

Celebrate Earth Day with your Westminster Community!
Saturday, April 20, 2024
9am – 12pm

Celebrate Earth Day with your Westminster community!

Come out on Saturday, April 20th to Coronet Park or Margie L. Rice Park to give a small amount of your time to make a big impact. Both locations will feature volunteer service projects, engaging activities for the whole family and information booths from 9am-12pm. Learn to be more conservation-minded while having a fun time!

Want to help plant trees and join the park clean up? Sign-up to be a volunteer at: bit.ly/WestminsterEarthDay2024

Adults, families, youth groups, service clubs, etc. are all welcome. Volunteers will receive a commemorative t-shirt & snacks. Volunteer sign-ups close Sunday, April 7th.

LOCATIONS:
Coronet Park
15252 Oakcliff Dr
AND
Margie L. Rice Park
6060 Hefley St

INFORMATION:
For more information, contact the Community Services & Recreation Department at 714-895-2860 or CSRonline@westminster-ca.gov

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