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Earth Day 2017 is almost here! Have you made plans to celebrate our planet and local open spaces? If you’re still looking for ideas, we put together this handy list of local activities that we think you would enjoy.
Midpen is leading a 9.5-mile hike at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve. The docent-led hike will enrich your knowledge of the many redwood trees and plants found along the trail. You can register for the free event here.
Volunteer with Santa Clara County Parks to clean up Vasona Park. No special skills are required, and work gloves and pick-up sticks will be provided. Learn more here.
The Committee for Green Foothills is partnering with the City of East Palo Alto and Youth United for Community Action for a block party celebration featuring live music and raffle prizes. Local organizations will be on hand to provide information on climate change and its impacts on our region. Learn more about this event at Jack Ferrell Park here.
Join San Mateo County Parks in Edgewood Park for free docent-led wildflower walks. Edgewood’s serpentine grasslands are renowned throughout California for their lush wildflower carpets and rich biodiversity. Learn more here.
Join the Marine Science Institute in Redwood City for this family-friendly event celebrating the beautiful Bay. There will be live music, programs with tide pool creatures (sharks, fish & plankton) and arts & crafts. Learn more about this educational event here.
Join Midpen at Monte Bello Preserve in Los Gatos for a leisurely walk and educational talk about John Muir. You’ll learn more about how Muir experienced the world and why he continues to be an inspiration and influence to nature lovers. Learn more here.
Park Prescription Day is a national celebration to promote the benefits of open spaces and nature to improve our health and wellness. Join the Nature Conservancy at Crissy Field for a free day of health and wellness activities.
This free event held at the Cupertino Civic Center invites you and your family to join the community and learn about making sustainable choices.
This free event at San Lorenzo Park is chock full of cool activities, including live music, arts & crafts, a compost lecture and more! Learn about the annual event here.
Join the Coastside Land Trust for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest. Volunteers will work removing invasive plants around the coastal trail, picking up trash and removing graffiti. Wear layers, sturdy shoes and sun protection. Learn more here.
Are you just looking to spend some quiet time out in our open spaces to celebrate Earth Day 2017? We have tons of recommendations for places to explore! Download our hikes guide for some trail inspiration.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 75,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
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