Below are upcoming Earth Day of Service projects hosted by Washington Service Corps sites. For Washington Service Corps Members: If you would like us to add your service project to the list, please contact your Program Coordinator.

Friday, April 22
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bayshore Preserve, Oakland Bay Recreational Area Entrance, Shelton

We want to pay our respects for the planet by celebrating Earth Day with a stewardship party. Join us at Bayshore Preserve via the Oakland Bay Recreational Area entrance for a day of environmental restoration and fun!

In this event, you and your friends can care for the environment by helping us removing invasive plant species. We will be removing Scot’s broom from Oakland Bay Recreational Area, a WA Department of Fish and Wildlife property adjacent to our beautiful Bayshore Preserve.

This event is family-friendly, and there is no expectation that you need to work in order to be there. We hope that you will come ready to learn, meet your fellow community members, and appreciate these natural areas. The event and orientation starts at 10:00am, but feel free to come and go as you are available (event ends at 2:00pm, but you can still explore afterwards).

Capitol Land Trust will provide tools, gloves, and some snacks and drinks. Bring your own lunch and water. Parking at the WDFW property is FREE on Earth Day, and there will be a portable toilet on site.

Register here. 

Date: April 22

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for Earth Day at the Salmon Center! From 2-5pm there will be a volunteer planting as well as crafts and activities for all ages.

More information here

 

Stream Clean-Up 04.23.22

Calling all community residents! Join PCD in celebrating Earth Day at the PCD Stream Clean-Up on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Enjoy a morning walking along Pullman’s streams with your neighbors, removing litter and recyclables from local waterways in an effort to keep Pullman green and clean.

This event will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Closed-toe shoes, sun protection, rain gear, and water are recommended.

Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Once filled, those interested will be added to a waitlist. Additional information on meeting location will be emailed out to event participants at a later date.

Register here. 

Washington CoastSavers brings the partners of the Washington Clean Coast Alliance together three times throughout the year to conduct coordinated beach cleanups along the outer coast of Washington and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Washington Coast Cleanup is held on a Saturday near Earth Day in April. This cleanup has a long and productive history of cleaning the entire coast of Washington dating back to at least 2007. The 2022 Washington Coast Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 23rd.

Find more information and register here. 

April 16th, 10 AM – 3 PM

The 14th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo is back! Connect with regional environmental experts and organizations, explore family-friendly activities, and discover local resources to help make your life more sustainable.

Sign up to volunteer with the event here. 

We would like to invite you all formally to our Earth Day event on April 23rd, located at Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley. This event is hosted by Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group with the City of Sedro-Woolley Public Works Department, and will last from 10am-1pm, with everyone adding mulch to plants and trails, and removing any nonnative invasive vegetation that we find. Thousands of plants have been planted at this site and in-stream habitat work will commence this summer. Earth Day efforts are one step in the process of restoring this site for people and wildlife, so it would be an honor to have each and every one of you a part of this yearly event.

We also plan to host a food drive with Helping Hands Food Bank of Skagit County, so we encourage you all to donate shelf stable foods. A booth with more information about Skagit Fisheries and salmon populations will be included. To thank our volunteers, we plan to have a raffle with special prizes as well as tote bags for everyone with commissioned artwork from PNW artist Gray McKenna.

All ages and abilities welcome- please contact Lucy DeGrace (ldegrace@skagitfisheries.org) if you need special accommodations.

Bring gloves if you have them, or borrow ours.  Sturdy shoes recommended.  Refreshments provided, and we look forward to seeing you there!

May 14th 10 AM – 3 PM at Glacial Heritage Preserve 

The Prairie Appreciation Day is a learning experience for the whole family on the entire prairie ecosystem, from geology to ethnobotany, to the plants and animals.

It is an opportunity to meet with researchers from the University of Washington and Evergreen State College who are discovering fascinating relationships between the plants and animals of the prairies.

For more information and to sign up to volunteer visit the Prairie Appreciation Day website. 

Join us as we honor Earth Day (2 days early) with a morning of Scotch broom removal.  We’ll be working at the historic Van Eaton homestead, where engineered log jams were installed to enhance salmon habitat along the Mashel River.  The broom is on a parcel that is planted, so we really need to make more room for those baby trees and shrubs to grow unhindered by the broom!

Work parties are rain or shine! Individual, pre-packaged, light snacks are provided. Minors are welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult.

Accessibility: we will be working on flat ground, but accessing the site requires a 10-15 minute walk of medium descent down a gravel road. Rubber boots are recommended! Masks are encouraged when we cannot maintain social distance.

Register for directions to the worksite.

We need your help! Join us Sunday, April 24th in honor of Earth Day to stage new split rails on top of Goose Rock. These rails will be used to restore safety fencing and protect the delicate plants on Goose Rock.

Time: 9am-1pm

Where: Deception Pass State Park, Park at North Beach gravel lot

Volunteers ages 10 and up welcome. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

For more information, sign up at the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-deception-pass-state-park-tickets-311983018607

Environmental Restoration at Fairhaven Park (Bellingham) in partnership with Washington Conservation Corps and City of Bellingham

Date: Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Fairhaven Park, Bellingham

Description: In partnership with City of Bellingham, AmeriCorps members serving with Washington Service Corps and Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) will lead and support a volunteer work party to restore habitat and improve water quality in Padden Creek near Fairhaven Park. AmeriCorps members will help lead community volunteers in removing invasive plants and spreading mulch, which supports the growth of native plants in the area. All ages and abilities welcome. We will provide tools, gloves, instruction, and free coffee and pizza donated by Woods Coffee and Papa John’s Pizza. Please register in advance for this event – spots are limited!

Lummi Island Heritage Trust – Otto Preserve Spring Clean up

Come celebrate Earth Day with a volunteer day of service on April 23 from 10am – 1pm at the Otto Preserve, 3560 Sunrise Road.

Join us to help tidy up the Otto Preserve, Resource Center, grounds, and trails. All ages welcome, we have a job for everyone! Bring your favorite tools and work gloves. Dress for the weather and please bring a mask.

RSVP by calling our office 360-758-7997 or email Mia at stewardship@liht.org

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Join Puget Soundkeeper for our Earth Day Cleanup at Golden Gardens! This cleanup will take place from 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, April 23rd (the day after Earth Day). 

Register and learn more here.