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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.

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What is Earth Day and How Can We Help?

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets and parks and auditoriums to demonstrate on behalf of a healthy, sustainable environment. Earth Day is now globally celebrated around the world.

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Earth Day DIY Workshop and Recycle
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Habitat OC ReStore in Anaheim will be hosting a Furniture Re-Painting DIY Workshop, instructed by Kristin from King Richard's Antique Center. You'll be working with CeCe Caldwell's All Natural Paints and Finishes, which are chalk based and create a shabby and old fashioned look, rather than a sleek or modern look. RSVP by April 20 to get the paint color of your choosing.

There will also be free electronics recycling. Bring your outdated electronics to be responsibly recycled.

Habitat OC ReStore
1656 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Earth Day at Chino Hills State Park
April 22, 2017
9 am - 4 pm

Fun Earth Day activities will include a new 1.5 hour hike even the kids will love. The "Colors of Chino" hike will be leaving the Discovery Center at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. There will also be multiple craft activities available and Docents to answer your questions about the park. You can also become a "Litter Getter" and earn stickers for picking up trash in the park.

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

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Earth Day at the Ocean Institute
April 22, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm

Events include Paint the Earth Day - Tie dye a reusable shopping bag using Native American techniques and natural dyes. This workshop is being offered only for Earth Day 2017 and you're asked to sign up online.

There's also a Beach Clean-Up. Participants will get half-price admission to the Ocean Institute for the day! Clean-up begins at 8:30 am in front of the Ocean Institute Visitor Services building.

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

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Earth Week
April 14-25, 2017

The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events April 14–25 in observance of Earth Week on campus. Interactive Sustainability Educational Exhibits, Farmers Market and Sustainable Transportation Showcase are featured at this event.

Cal State Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April 22-23, 2017

Green Scene is the perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.

Children's garden activities make this a great family outing. Proceeds from this event supports education programs and plant conservation.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road

(714) 278.3407

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Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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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Fixit Clinic
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fix your broken stuff! Guided Do-it-Yourself disassembly, troubleshooting and repair. Open it up. See how it worked. Hopefully fix it. This is a FREE family-friendly event

1. your broken or non-working electronics, small appliances, toys, bikes, clothing, etc. (carry-in only – no stoves, refrigerators, washing machines or other oversize items)
2. accessories, parts, and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. phillips head screwdriver, small pliers, new parts)
3. any knowledge or advance research you've done on the issue
4. boxes, bags and/or small containers to organize (and carry away) parts.

Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA

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Double Loop Hike: Baker Canyon
Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00 am - 10:30 am

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring this Irvine Ranch Natural Landmark located in your backyard! This scenic loop hike will involve a few steep climbs with a net gain of about 1000′ but you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the northeastern edge of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. On clear days you can even see Catalina Island and beyond Orange County into the Los Angeles Basin.

Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Irvine, CA

Pretend City Celebrates Earth Day - Irvine
April 22, 2017
11 am - 3 pm

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
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Help celebrate Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 22 from 9-1. Projects include: planting, weeding, mulching, and watering in the Historic District, painting curbs and gates, staining bulletin boards and monument signs, repairing ramps, painting educational banners and cleaning the 3.5 miles of beach.

Meet at the Los Trancos parking lot near the trailer,(PCH inland at the stoplight Los Trancos.)

To register see

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Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30 AM-11:30 AM

“Go Green” and volunteer to plant, weed and clean up the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Celebrate Earth Day by giving back your time to improve the landscaping in our 18-acre preserve. Volunteers should wear old clothes, closed toed shoes, and be prepared to work in the soil! Drinking water and a light snack provided. (Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Parents Supervision is required.)

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

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Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00am to 12:00pm

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
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10 am – 3 pm

Newport Bay Conservancy, in partnership with OC Parks, present the 27th 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 booths with family friendly activities including arts and craft, science discovery, and face painting. There will be a scavenger hunt with small prizes for all participants and entry in larger prize drawings. The day will be filled with live music.

Free parking/admission, but bring some cash for food trucks, gift shop, rain barrel distribution and opportunity drawing.

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


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Earth Day San Clemente
April 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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!

This free community event features live music, kid’s arts and crafts, educational displays, demonstrations and artists. The day begins with a beach clean up at 8:30am- wear comfortable shoes. Supplies are provided

Parque Del Mar by the Pier
San Clemente

Watershed Task Force at (949) 366-2326

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Earth Day At The Ecology Center
Sunday, April 22, 2018
11:00 am

This special day signifies a time our community comes together for a unique festival that showcases skill sharing, garden activations, local food, music and more. This year, be one of the first to take a tour of our new mobile ecological experience, Road Trip. Activities will include hands-on seed ball and natural dye stations, U-Pick Strawberries, kids yoga, plant sale and much more.

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

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Eco Challenge Day at the Cube
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 1 pm

Help the Cube celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd to enjoy special stage shows and eco-friendly activities! Plus, enter the Poster Contest for a chance to become an Angels’ Bat Kid for an upcoming game during the 2017 baseball season.

Special events include: Complete the Eco Challenge Scavenger Hunt and earn a 4-pack of Angels tickets (while supplies last), Meet Angels player Cam Bedrosian (11:00am-12:00pm) & Learn about eco-friendly resources.

Discovery Cube
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
Sunday, May 21, 2017 (May event!)
12 noon - 3pm

Open to the public, Party for the Planet is a fun-filled day that celebrates wildlife while promoting conservation and educating Zoo guests about the different ways they can explore and help protect the environment. The event is FREE for FOSAZ Members and included in the price of general admission. Santa Ana locals with proof of residency are welcome to join the Zoo's Party for the Planet free of charge.

Throughout the event, Zoo guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and a variety of special guests including members of the Santa Ana City Water District, Fullerton Arboretum and other community organizations.

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA

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Earth Day at Chino Creek Wetlands & Educational Park
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00-7:00 pm

Tour the Park Environmental Exhibits Environmental Shows 5pm & 6pm at the Amphitheater Earth Friendly Activities KGGI 99.1 Radio Giveaways* and More!

Free admission.

Chino Creek Wetlands & Educational Park
6075 Kimball Avenue (Lot A)
Chino 91708

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