Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 21st Annual Oakland Earth Day – Clean, Green and Beautify Oakland
9:00 am-noon | about 100 volunteer sites around town.
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Also, check out Adopt a Spot or volunteer at one of the neighborhood cleanups.
Sampling of EVENTS:
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 10am-2pm
2nd ANNUAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL - CLEAN UP & POTLUCK
Allendale Recreation Center, 3711 Suter Street, Oakland
The Allendale Park Community Council presents an Earth Day Festival! From10am-12pm, join friends and neighbors, young and old, to beautify the Allendale Recreation Center and Park. Volunteers: please bring your own gardening tools and gloves if possible. The City of Oakland will provide bags. Sunscreen provided by Kaiser Permanente.
From 12-2pm, stay for a celebration and potluck. Bring a potluck dish to share, meet new friends, rock out to oldies music and celebrate the wonderful neighborhood.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 9am-1pm
EARTH DAY - DAY OF SERVICE: MONTCLAIR VILLAGE COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Montclair Park, 6300 Moraga Ave., Oakland
The Montclair Village Association in partnership with Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association, the Montclair Lions Club, Keep Oakland Beautiful and the Montclair Recreation Center, asks for community support through volunteerism this Earth Day.
Tasks include but are not limited to: improving pedestrian sidewalk access along Mountain Blvd., cleaning and clearing overgrowth from CalTrans plants and trees and removing accumulated trash and debris along Moraga Ave. and Mountain Blvd. Please bring gloves, sheers or pruning tools - rakes, litter sticks, latex gloves and bagging supplies provided.
Stay for the Service Appreciation BBQ at 1pm in Montclair Park.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 10am-2pm
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN MELROSE & MAXWELL PARK
Your Neighborhood Garden, 5154 Ygnacio Ave. at Vicksburg Ave., Oakland
The Melrose and Maxwell Park neighborhoods will be cleaning, beautifying and growing the neighborhood garden located at the corner of Ygnacio Ave. and Vicksburg Ave. Please bring your own gloves, snacks, water and tools (if possible).
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 9am-12pm
EARTH DAY BROOM PULLING ON SKYLINE FIRE TRAIL
Grass Valley Entrance, Grass Valley Rd. and Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Join Fire Department members and board members of the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District (WPAD) to finish pulling broom on the Skyline Fire Trail. We made great progress at our February two-day Broom Pull.
We hope to complete the trail or make as much progress as possible during the Earth Day Event. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a hat. If you have gloves, loppers and/or a broom puller, please bring them.
1. 23rd Ave - 2209 23rd Ave. Trash Pickup, Weeding, Clearing Drains
with 23rd Avenue Beautification Group (site coordinators: Maria J Vermiglio and Suo W Fong)
2. Adams Point Mosaic Project 650 Grand Avenue at MacArthur
mosaic preparation and installation with Adams Point Neighborhood Group (Vivian Romero)
3. Lake Merritt-Lake Chalet 1520 Lakeside Dr., in front of Lake Chalet restaurant
Planting, Weeding/pruning with Lake Merritt Weed Warriors (Joel Peter)
4. Lake Merritt-Channel Park Enter Channel Park from 7th St. and at the Channel; register at Earth Day sign
Trash Pickup, Graffiti Removal, Weeding/Pruning (Judy Johnson)
5. Morcom Rose Garden 700 Jean St.
Trash Pickup, Weeding, Pruning, Planting with Friends of Oakland Rose Garden (Jane Bicek)
6. Parkway Cascade Roadway transition between 5th Ave and Park Blvd @ E. 20th St.
Trash Pickup, Weeding, Planting (Ruby Stein)
SUNDAY, APRIL 19th, 8am-5pm
RESTORATION AND MONITORING OF WATERCOURSES
Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland
Interested in learning more about watersheds? An "Introduction to Restoration and Monitoring of Watercourses" course will be offered on Sunday, April 19that Merritt College. This is a one-unit, field-based class supplemented by lecture and discussion and will cover how to assess the health of creeks and riparian corridors, as well as an overview of restoration methods.
Sunday, April 19th: Splash Pad Park at 9:00 am-12:00 pm Corner of Lake Park and Grand Ave across from Grand Lake Theatre – Register in plaza. Trash Pickup, Weeding, Pruning, Planting (Ken Katz)
April 8, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
In an effort to support the environment, specifically in our home community of Oakland, TEECOM has teamed with Old Oakland Neighborhood, The City of Oakland, Shah Kawasaki Architects, and other local businesses to adopt Lafayette Square Park and contribute to its revitalization. Our 2015 Earth Day community service
project will take place from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Contract Christina de la Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.