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Earth Day 2019 is Monday , 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 Celebration at the Library
April (2019 date TBA)
2-3:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day for people of all ages to learn how to recycle everyday products into wonderful crafts. Registration is not required.

Brea Library
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821

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Earth Day at the CAMP
Sunday, April (2019 date TBA)


The celebration includes live music, workshops, artisans, and classes to nourish the mind and body. Free of charge to attend and family friendly.

Free classes:
Healing Circle | 11am-12pm
Yoga in the Tree House | 12pm-1pm
Nature Connection Pottery Workshop | 1pm-2pm

The CAMP 2
937 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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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 (2019 date TBA)

This is a free event for all ages featuring recycling and coloring activities, nature tours, watershed and water quality 10, plant and bring home a native plant activity, Native American crafts, live snake interaction, talk on OC's endangered species, Native American basket weaving (space is limited, please RSVP), face painting, FREE giveaways and FREE barbeque lunch!

Nature Interpretive Center
34558 Scenic Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Call 949-248-3527 for more information

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Earth Day at the Ocean Institute
April (2019 date TBA)
10:00am - 3:00pm

Visit Ocean Institute on Earth Day weekend, April 21 and 22, to learn why insects are essential to keeping our oceans and beaches healthy. Join us for a comparative anatomy lab of shrimp and grasshoppers, make your own bug box, discover why bees are key, and more. In addition, visitors can participate in a special workshop where they will create their own plastic-free Butterfly Feeder to take home. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

There's also a Beach Clean-Up which begins at 10 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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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 (2019 dates TBA)

The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events April 17-24 in observance of Earth Week on campus. Interactive Sustainability Educational Exhibits, Farmers Market and Food and Sustainability Lecture Serie are featured at this event.

Cal State Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April (2019 dates TBA)

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

Dirty Heads April Huntington Beach Monthly Cleanup
April (2019 date TBA)
10 am - 12 pm

OC Coastkeeper is partnering up with local band Dirty Heads to host an Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Sunday April 22nd. Join us for a morning of giving back and supporting this native Huntington Beach group! Volunteers will have the opportunity to win prizes and giveaways from local partners. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about partners and give aways!

Parking is FREE, just mention you are there for the "BEACH CLEANUP" and do your best to arrive before 9:30 to ensure you will not be charged.

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

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Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon
Saturday, April (2019 date TBA)
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 from 8 am to 2 pm. This includes the single-tracks in Shady Canyon and Bommer Canyon that are reserved for guided activities only.

The Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp will be available for parking, but please take note that your vehicle must be removed from the Cattle Camp area by 2 pm.

Bommer Canyon
Irvine, CA

Exploring Bommer: It’s all about the Earth…Day Hike
Sunday, April (2019 date TBA)
9-11:30 am

Celebrate Earth Day (officially April 22nd) with a fun hike in the wilds of the Irvine Open Space Preserve. We’ll explore the uniqueness of Bommer Canyon and what makes it such a special place, discussing its past, present and future while enjoying the spectacular views and beautiful trails.

Bommer Canyon
Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp
Irvine, CA

Pretend City Celebrates Earth Day - Irvine
April (2019 date TBA)
10 am - 5 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, Simple Science Seed Exploration. Great activities for children of all ages and their Grown-ups!

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Renewable Energy Festival
Sunday, April (2019 date TBA)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in a fun event filled with solar living information, music, educational adventures, a digital experience, and prizes - even take a selfie with the Earth!

Power to the Planet, SunStreet's first-ever Earth Day event, will be at the OC Great Park in Irvine during their Sunday Farmers Market event.

Orange County Great Park
6950 Marine Way
Irvine, California 92618

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Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park
Saturday, April (2019 date TBA)

Help celebrate Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 21 from 9am-12pm. Projects include: planting, weeding, mulching, and watering in the Historic District, painting curbs and gates, waxing lifeguard towers, installing symbolic fencing, removing old signage, and cleaning the 3.5 miles of beach.

Earth Day is always a great opportunity for park lovers to get their hands dirty and see the immediate fruits of their labor.

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 2(2019 date TBA)
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 a light snack provided.

An adult must supervise children ages 6-12 years. Community and corporate groups are encouraged to participate. R.S.V.P. by April 20th to reserve your spot

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

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Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April (2019 date TBA)
8:00am to 12:00pm

The City is offering volunteer opportunities to beautify the park with new landscaping, and there will be free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last. Volunteers should wear hats, gloves, boots, and sunscreen and bring a shovel for planting.

There will also be a Green Expo at the park featuring environmental programs and products. Vendors interested in participating as an exhibitor in the Green Expo must submit an exhibitor application. For information about the Green Expo, contact Denise Matson at 949-470-3010 or

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
Sunday, April (2019 date TBA)
10 am – 3 pm

Newport Bay Conservancy, in partnership with OC Parks, present the 28th 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 educational infomation. 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 (2019 date TBA)
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, kid’s arts and crafts, educational displays, demonstrations and artists. The day begins with a beach clean up at 8:30am- wear comfortable shoes, we provide the supplies!

Parque Del Mar by the Pier
San Clemente

Watershed Task Force at (949) 366-2326

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Earth Day Open House and Environmental Fair
Saturday, April (2019 date TBA)
10 am – 2 pm

Family event at Prima Deshecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano. Visit vendor and activity booths, tour the landfill, and learn about recycling, composting, natural habitats, and other hands-on activities.

Entertainment • Giveaways – Prizes – Drawings • Interactive Earth Day Booths • No-Host Food Truck • Popcorn & Cotton Candy

Prima Deshecha Landfill
32250 Avenida La Pata
San Juan Capistrano


Earth Day At The Ecology Center
Sunday, April (2019 date TBA)
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 U-Pick Strawberries, Container Gardening demo, Worm Composting demo, kids yoga, plant sales and more!

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

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Eco Challenge Day at the Cube
April (2019 dates TBA)
10:00 am - 1 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cube and find out how small changes at home can make a BIG impact for our Earth. Come learn about becoming an environmental steward through an exploration of the Eco Challenge exhibits, special presentations inside the Planetary Research Station, and a race to sort waste into the right bin. Then, learn how you can become a Green Superhero at home with the new “It’s Easy Being Green” and the “Minute to Win It” stage show! Plus, all weekend long many of our eco-friendly partners will be at the Cube.

Discovery Cube
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
Sunday, May (2019 date TBA) (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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Give Back and Enjoy the Beauty: Dripping Springs
Sunday, April (2019 date TBA)
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteer Opportunity! Connect with nature and give back to the land by assisting native plants and wildlife flourish in an extremely sensitive area of Limestone Canyon Preserve. You will ride through the canyon in a safari-type vehicle to the Dripping Springs Trail where you may water or add native plants along the trail. As a bonus you will hike approximately 2 miles round-trip to Dripping Springs; a fern-covered rock face dripping with life-giving water creating an essential watering hole for wildlife in the canyon. Your work along this trail will not only benefit the plants and animals, but you will be supporting its continued beautification and protection.

Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Trabuco Canyon, CA

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Earth Day at Chino Creek Wetlands & Educational Park
check back for 2018 information

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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