Volunteer at Oakland Earth Day April 21
Join your neighbors to clean and green Oakland! Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks, and neighborhood sites throughout Oakland. All tools are provided.
Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be 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 24th Annual Oakland Earth Day, Saturday April 21, 2018.
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. Volunteers may choose from a variety of activities and sites, including litter pickup, graffiti removal, weeding, planting, and habitat restoration in parks, creeks, and streets throughout Oakland.
In 2017 over 2,600 volunteers pitched in more than 8,500 hours at ninety-two sites across Oakland. Volunteers removed more than 120 cubic yards of trash and more than 380 cubic yards of weeds and green waste. In total, the trash and green waste removed was enough to fill about 1,550 35-gallon garbage bags.