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Earth Day 2019 is Monday, April 22 (and National Arbor Day is April 26, 2019!), 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 Native Planting Project - Dana Point
Saturday, April 20, 2019
9:00 am – Noon

Bring your favorite shovel, work/gardening gloves, drinking water, a hat, and sunscreen.

Please identify yourselves as volunteers at the kiosk as you enter the park to receive a complimentary parking pass to display in the window of your vehicle.

Doheny State Beach Campfire Center

Where to Park: Lot just before the bridge over San Juan Creek. Walk over the bridge’s sidewalk and enter the open gate of the Campfire Center.

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Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area Earth Day Celebration
April 20, 2019
10 am - 1 pm

This is a free event for all ages featuring recycling, Native American basket weaving, Nature face painting, The Earth Day scavenger hunt, FREE giveaways and much more!

Nature Interpretive Center
34558 Scenic Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Call 949-248-3527 for more information

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Dana Wharf's Earth Day Whale Watching Trip
April (2019 date TBA)
8 -10 am

Give back this Earth Day by coming out on a special Whale Watch trip! We will be stopping to clean trash (like plastics & balloons) out of our ocean. Passengers will receive a tote bag and reusable water bottle.

Only $29!

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

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Earth Week
April 18-25, 2019

The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events April 18-25 in observance of Earth Week on campus. Bike & Transportation Festival, Careers in Sustainability Panel, Campus Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony, Farmers Market and Earth Week Expo are featured at this event.

Cal State Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April 6-7, 2019

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's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the Bolsa Chica Conservancy for some free family fun, as we celebrate our annual Earth Day Festival! The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don' t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!

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

April Huntington Beach Monthly Beach Cleanup
April 20, 2019
9-11 am

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

Huntington State Beach
22355 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon
Saturday, April 20, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy self-guided access in the southern portion of Irvine's Open Space preserve. The entire southern Open Space Preserve trail network will be open for self-guided hiking and biking, including single-tracks in Shady Canyon and Bommer Canyon that are reserved for guided activities only. Registration is not required.

Bommer Canyon
Irvine, CA

Pretend City Celebrates Earth Day - Irvine
April 22, 2019
10 am - 1 pm

Celebrate Earth Day as we gather together and appreciate our home as well as learn new ways to take care of it! Join us for recycling activities, Earth science, and art! It’s the coolest celebration on Earth!

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

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Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Help celebrate Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 20th from 9am-12pm. Projects include: weeding, trimming, painting signs, sanding, waxing lifeguard towers, repairing wood rails and beach cleanup.

Earth Day is always a great opportunity for park lovers to get their hands dirty and see the immediate fruits of their labor. Bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, water and lunch.

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


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Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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 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 light snack provided.

Parking is limited due to construction so please carpool and park on Crown Valley Pkwy. RSVP at by April 19 to reserve your spot Ages 6+ years, an adult must supervise children ages 6-12 years. Community and corporate groups are encouraged to participate.

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

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Arbor Day Celebration
Tuesday, April 22, 2019

The City of La Palma will be celebrating Arbor Day by planting a tree! In addition, there will be crafts, presentation of the art and coloring contest winners and of course the planting of a new trees.

Event Flyer

Central Park


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Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00am to 12:00pm

Visit the Green Expo to learn about environmental programs offered by the City and exhibitors. Volunteer to plant new landscape at the park. Free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last. Parking will be available at Carl Hankey School and the Felipe Tennis Center parking lots.

Volunteers should wear hats, gloves, boots, and sunscreen and bring a shovel for planting.

Cordova Park

Volunteers will need to submit a registration form. For information on planting, contact Jerry Hill at 949-470-3095

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Earth Day at the Bay
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

Newport Bay Conservancy, in partnership with OC Parks, present the 29th 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. Environmental partner booths will feature family friendly activities including arts and craft, science discovery, and educational information. 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 from Danny Maika. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag of small, clean, hard plastic items (bottle caps, toy pieces, old pens and markers, etc.) from home so that the Child Creativity Lab can help make an amazing creation and keep these plastics out of our Bay and ocean.

Free parking/admission, but bring some cash for food trucks and opportunity drawing

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


Earth Day Restoration
Saturday, April 20, 2019
9-11 am

Give back on Earth Day by participating in a restoration event. Participants will help mother earth by watering native plants or pulling weeds. After your morning of hard work, walk down to the Muth Center and enjoy our Earth Day Celebration!

Guests are encouraged to bring bags of small, clean, hard plastic items (bottle caps, toy pieces, old pens and markers, etc.) from home, so that the Child Creativity Lab can help them make an amazing creation and keep these plastics out of our bay and ocean.

Food trucks will be on site selling delicious culinary creations. Also, be sure not to miss the opportunity drawing!

Upper Newport Bay
Newport Beach CA 92660

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Earth Day San Clemente
April 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the City of San Clemente Environmental Division 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, educational displays, demonstrations and artists. The day begins with a beach clean up at 8:30am

Parque Del Mar by the Pier
San Clemente

Watershed Task Force at (949) 366-2326

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Eco Challenge Day at the Cube
April 20-28, 2019
10:00 am - 1 pm

In observance of Earth Month, Discovery Cube Orange County will challenge our spring breakers to take the Eco Challenge! Guests will experience how small changes at home can make a BIG impact for our Earth. The earth friendly event promotes environmental stewardship; encouraging guests to share their leadership and eco-stories while promoting others to live a healthier eco-friendly lifestyle.

Discovery Cube
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
Sunday, May 19, 2019 (May event!)
11 am - 2 pm

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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