Earth Day Fun in Oaktown!

Hey everybody… it’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, though truth be told, she’s actually more like 4 billion, but you know how it is… after a certain age, we just stop counting!

Here’s a list of fun ways to get involved…

  • Arroyo Viejo Creek Keeper Work Day

    Sat., April 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Creek habitat restoration for Earth Day. Bring your gardening gloves and meet at the Oakland Zoo’s entrance to the Arroyo Viejo Creek at 10:00am. Creek Clean Up participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the Earth Day festivities.
    Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland (map)

  • Earth Day Celebration at Oakland Zoo

    Sat., April 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    With more than fifty earth stations, displays, and demonstrations. Includes a giant Earth Ball and recycling info. Free w/ regular admission to Zoo.
    Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland (map)

  • Oakland Earth Day 2010
  • Sat., April 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    With community planting, organic cooking demos, tiny tot basketball, Youth in Motion dance workshops, adult softball, an open computer lab, and a summer camp kickoff. free
    Allendale Recreation Center 3711 Suter St., Oakland (map)

  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay Earth Day Build-A-Thon
  • April 17-20, 7am – 5pm daily
    The Earth Day Build-A-Thon is Habitat for Humanity East Bay’s annual celebration of green building. Participants will frame 10 homes in 4 days at the Tassafaronga development in Oakland. free, but you must register and you must fund-raise. Details here. Gene from Our Oakland is participating.  Here’s his donation page, and a link to a nice write-up about the recent Oakland Earth Expo.
    Tassafaronga Recreation Center 1025 81st Ave., Oakland (map)

  • Hands On Bay Area Workday, Lakeside Park Gardens
  • April 17, 10am – 1pm
    Volunteers from HOBA will be coming to the Gardens to celebrate Earth Day. We’ll be working from 10am to 1pm in the Sensory Garden and the Torii Gate Garden.  free. To register, please click here.
    666 Bellevue, Oakland (map)

  • Earth Day at Morcom Rose Garden
  • Sat April 17, 9am – 1pm
    Come join us for a garden clean up, and preparing the garden for the first flush of the season! free
    700 Jean Street, Oakland (map)

  • Click EarthDay2010 in Oakland for detailed document listing over 75 volunteer opportunities throughout Oakland…
  • to clean, paint, plant and more at local schools, parks, and community centers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tools, gloves, hat, and sunscreen.

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