Oakland Earth Day
April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. According to Earth Day Network, “more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.”
Thousands of volunteers will join this global effort for the 22nd Annual Oakland Earth Day, Saturday April 23, 2016. Oakland Earth Day is the city’s largest community volunteer event and is sponsored by Oakland Public Works, with support from the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
In 2015 approximately 3,400 volunteers pitched in more than 15,000 hours at 90 sites across Oakland. Volunteers removed more than 170 cubic yards of trash and more than 500 cubic yards of weeds and green waste. In total, the trash and green waste removed was enough to fill more than 4,000 35-gallon garbage bags.
KOB SUGGESTED SERVICE SITES:
- 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM at Fruitvale Bridge Park, intersection of Fruitvale Ave and Alameda Ave. Co-sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Noel Gallo, Friends of Causal Creek, and Keep Oakland Beautiful, this site is youth friendly and looking for 75 volunteers. Site activities will include trash pick up, graffiti removal, and weeding.
- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Arroyo Viejo Park at 7701 Krause St. Co-sponsored by We Lead Ours and Keep Oakland Beautiful, this site is youth friendly and looking for 40 volunteers. Site activities will include trash pick-up and pruning.
- 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Cortland Ave. & Thompson Ave. Co-sponsored by Beto Brancho and Keep Oakland Beautiful, this site is youth friendly for children 8+ and looking for 40 volunteers. Site activities will include trash pick up, weeding, and pruning.
- Jingletown – details TBD
- Ivy Hill – details TBB
- Tree planting with the Sierra Club Tree Team – for details visit here.
For more information or to check out the other sites throughout Oakland, visit here.