On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. This was the birth of the first-ever “Earth Day,” which we are still celebrating 47 years later!
Do your part this Earth Day, April 22nd, by giving back to your local parks and natural areas. Green Seattle has plenty of opportunities to get outside, get your hands dirty, and to make a beneficial impact on the environment. Check out the list of volunteer events happening over Earth Day weekend, and bring along your friends and family to help celebrate this day of service!
Earth Day Weekend Events
Friday, April 21st
Burke Gilman Trail – 8:30am – 12:20pm – Sign Up Here!
Carkeek Park – 9am – 12pm – Sign Up Here!
Discovery Park -10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Warren G. Magnuson Park – 1oam – 1pm – Sign Up Here!
Saturday, April 22nd
Discovery Park – 10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Jackson Park Golf Course – 10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Kingfisher Natural Area – 1oam – 4pm – Sign Up Here!
Madrona Park – 9am – 12pm – Sign Up Here!
Maple School Ravine – 10am – 12:30pm – Sign Up Here!
Me-Kwa-Mooks – 10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Nora’s Woods – 9am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Pigeon Point – 10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Ravenna Park – 10am – 1pm – Sign Up Here!
Seward Park – 10am – 1pm – Sign Up Here!
Seward Park – Birding – 8am – 10am – Sign Up Here!
St. Marks Greenbelt – 10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Warren G. Magnuson Park – 10am – 1pm – Sign Up Here!
Sunday, April 23rd
Comoodore Park – 10am – 12pm – Sign Up Here!
Genesee Park – 9:30am – 12pm – Sign Up Here!
Kingfisher Natural Area – 10am – 2pm – Sign Up Here!
Lewis Park – 10am – 1pm – Sign Up Here!
Green Cities Project Coordinator, Forterra
Nicole comes to us from the Northeast, where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She made the jump to Seattle to serve as a 2014 AmeriCorps member with EarthCorps. After a year of grubbing immense amounts of blackberry, spraying knotweed along the Cedar River, maintaining trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and planting plenty of native species, she realized that her true passions lie in habitat conservation and restoration. This newfound passion led her Forterra, where she helps with Green Seattle community engagement. If she’s not out frolicking through alpine meadows in her free time, you can find her in Washington Park Arboretum where she likes to create botanical-artwork from fallen flowers and foliage.