April 22 is known around the world as Earth Day, but in environmentally minded Seattle, there are great activities throughout the month so it’s easy to celebrate “Earth Month”. While the list of activities happening throughout the Seattle is quite extensive, we have taken the liberty to round up the Earth Day/Earth Month activities that are sponsored or organized by a City of Seattle department. We would love to see some new faces at these events!
SPU & Forterra at the Cedar River Watershed
Join Earthday celebration at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center on Saturday April 23 from 9 am to 2pm. Volunteers can join this collaborative effort to maintain native plants by spreading mulch, digging out invasive plants, and helping to spruce up the restoration site along the shores of Rattlesnake lake. To find out more or to sign up, visit the website.
Green Seattle Partnership (GSP)
The GSP is a collaboration between the City of Seattle, Forterra, community groups and non-profits, businesses, schools, and thousands of volunteers working together to restore and actively maintain the City’s forested parklands. They have multiple events throughout April (and most months!). More info here.
Department of Neighborhoods and Comcast Cares Day
On April 30, for the first time, Comcast Cares Day partners with the annual Bridge-2-Beach Rainier Valley Earth Day Clean Up to coordinate a day of giving back to the vibrant neighborhoods of SE Seattle. Imagine over 600 volunteers coming together to paint murals, plant flowers, clean up litter, window-wash neighborhood businesses, and much more! Sign up here.
Seattle reLeaf – Bi lingual Tree Walk and Tree Planting Workshop
Join Tree Abmassadors on April 16 for on a walk around Freeway Park and learn more about some of the beautiful trees that make this urban park great. Be prepared to walk about a mile. The 10 am walk will be led in English. The 11:30 am walk will be led in Spanish.
Spring is a great time to start planning for fall tree planting! At this April 20 workshop, we’ll cover: why fall is the best time to plant new trees in Seattle, how to plan now for a successful fall planting, selecting the right tree for the right place in your yard, and how to apply for a street tree permit. More info on both reLeaf events can be found here.
Earth Day Activities on Citywide Event Calendar
If you are still looking for ideas, there are more activities listed in the online calendar on the City’s website. Just type in “Earth Day” in the search box.