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5 Ways To Get Involved on Earth Day

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22. What will you be doing?

Pioneered by Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, the first Earth Day occurred in 1970 when an estimated 20 million Americans took to the streets to protest the environmental challenges facing our planet. Today it’s one of the largest secular observances in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year as a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.

Here are 5 events that you (and your family) can attend to get involved in local Earth Day cleanups and meetups.

1) Earth Day Cleanup and Nature Walk at Hal Brown Park/Corte Madera Creek

Join Marin County Parks and WildCare staff for litter cleanup along Corte Madera Creek, habitat restoration work at Hal Brown Park, a nature walk with a bilingual naturalist from WildCare, or any combination of these three activities. All ages are welcome.

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2) Mill Valley Multiuse Path Cleanup with Clean Mill Valley

Clean Mill Valley will be working along the multiuse path behind Mill Valley Middle School to clean debris and trash. Joining them will be Denise Andrews, Public Works Superintendent, Marin County Parks and other organizations.

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3) Mt. Tam Earth Day - In partnership with Friends of Mt. Tam

Provide some TLC to our treasured Mt. Tam! Projects will include pulling invasive plants that threaten the mountain's rich biodiversity, improving our trails, and working to maintain the historic Mountain Theater. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, adult chaperones requested for young volunteers.

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4) Earth Day at Creekside Park in Greenbrae

WildCare Family Adventures will join Kirk Schroeder from Marin County Parks for a beautification and habitat restoration project around the Creekside Marsh and Corte Madera Creek, followed by an easy walk along the creek. Space is limited, so sign up now!

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5) Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration (Stinson Beach)

Note that this event takes place on Sunday, April 23.

Celebrate Earth Day by creating art on the beach! Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. During this playful event, participants work alone and in groups, transforming the beach into an evolving outdoor sculpture gallery. The intention behind the event is to create an experience that will inspire and energize people to care for and protect the earth not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year. The event starts with beach cleanup/habitat restoration.

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