Earth Day 2021

Join Parks & Rec as we celebrate Earth Day! Between April 22-29, explore educational activities, interactive experiences and more to reinforce our community's environmental commitment.

History of Earth Day

Earth Week 1970

Earth Day was actually established on April 22, 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Nelson came up with the idea for a national day to focus on the environment after he witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969.

Twenty million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.


Enter The Photo Contest

Win a 2-hour kayak tour for taking care of mother nature!
Snap a pic capturing your participation in any of the Earth Day challenges and post it to our Facebook page between April 22-29
Visit Facebook for full details and rules.

In-person Events

Earth Week Challenge (April 22 - 29)

We're doing Earth Day a little bit differently this year! Each day, from April 22nd-29th we're featuring a different eco-friendly challenge for you to participate in at home or in your community. Check back every day to learn more about each activity and learn how to make a positive impact on the environment.

... Day 1 | April 22
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
... Day 2 | April 23
Plant a pollinator garden, bed, or pot.

... Day 3 | April 24
Make Nature Art 
... Day 4 | April 25
Use alternative transportation.
... Day 5 | April 26
... Day 6 | April 27
Pick up litter or organize a community cleanup!
... Day 7 | April 28
Reduce water consumption.
... Day 8 | April 29
Plant a tree!

Come back on April 22nd for more details!

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Virtual Field Trips

 ‭(Hidden)‬ DIY Activities & Crafts

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Eco-learning Resources & Tools

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Recycle Zone

 ‭(Hidden)‬ "Ed" Talks

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Tree & Bike Buddies Dedication