2017 Earth Day Events & Activities Seattle WA
There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day in the Seattle area, from cleaning up beaches, restoring native plants, repairing household items (avoid adding to landfill!!) to running a 5k and receiving a native tree sapling at the end! That's a win-win! Enjoy and celebrate our Mother Earth!
SCA Earth Day Seattle • Washington Park Arboretum
April 22 • 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join SCA for Earth Day to give back to Seattle’s public lands and help restore the Washington Park Arboretum. Volunteer activities include planting, mulching, removing invasive species and maintaining trails. (2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112)
Nora’s Woods – Earth Day Celebration
April 22 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at corner of 29th and Columbia St.
Neighbors and visitors get together to freshen up this pocket park from its winter doldrums. Hoist wheel barrows of trail chips and plant mulch to all corners of the park. More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10871/
Student Conservation Association Earth Day in Seattle
April 22 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Washington Park Arboretum
Volunteers will restore the Washington Park Arboretum through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum.
More information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sca-earth-day-in-seattle-wa-registration-32304834630?aff=es2
Earth Day Repair Fair in White Center
April 22 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
White Center Community Center gym, Steve Cox Memorial Park 1321 SW 102nd St., White Center
Today is Earth Day! Bring in your small household items and clothing, and our experienced "fixers" will try to repair and mend them. Free! We’ll also have other special activities and entertainment at this repair event, which will be our first Earth Day Repair Fair! To sign up to attend, or if you have questions, please contact Tom Watson at 206-477-4481 or sign up or make comments on our Facebook event page. With these repair events, we aim to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money!
Earth Day Habitat Restoration at Discovery Park
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Discovery Park
Celebrate Earth Day with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust! As the City of Seattle’s largest multi-use park at 534 acres, Discovery Park is a park of regional significance. However, many of the areas of the park have been degraded by invasive plant species and lack the diverse habitat needed to provide a balanced ecosystem. We will be continuing our restoration efforts by removing invasive plant species. The project will enhance the species diversity, forest structure, and function of the area. More information and to register: http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/sites-and-opportunities/discovery-park-1/earth-day-habitat-restoration-at-discovery-park
Jackson Park Golf Course – It’s Earth Day, Hooray!
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Discovery Park
Help restore native vegetation to remnant forests along the peaceful 2.2-mile trail that wraps around the Jackson Park Golf Course! We’ll remove invasive ivy and blackberries, roots and all, to ready another piece of ground for planting native species later, during the rainy season.
More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10737/
Me-Kwa-Mooks Forest Friends Restoration
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at a picnic table on the lawn at 4503 Beach Dr. SW.
Volunteers will continue work to restore the Me-Kwa-Mooks greenbelt to a more natural state, removing invasives and liberating native plant species. Activities can include, blackberry lopping, ivy wrestling, planting, and enjoying the forest and views of the sound.
More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11087/
St. Marks Greenbelt – Refresh and Restore
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at the St. Mark’s Greebelt trail sign on the south edge of the St. Mark’s Cathedral parking lot (1245 10th Ave. E).
This is a beautiful place to spend your Saturday morning restoring your nearby urban forest. Help our group of Forest Stewards with monthly tasks and nourish your mind and body with refreshing Nature. In addition to working with us, you can take a walk and tour the acres of towering Big Leaf Maples and Sword ferns. If you are lucky you’ll see a Coopers Hawk or two!
More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10787/
Celebrate Urban Nature!
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Magnuson Community Center gym and auditorium.
Fee: $2 per person (Kids ages 2 and under are free!)
This annual spring event is co-sponsored by Magnuson Community Center and Earthcorps, and features a myriad of family-friendly presentations, interactive booths, and displays; art and nature activities; a Nature Explorers Lab, and more!
More info: http://magnusonnatureprograms.com/?page_id=2455
Duwamish Alive Earth Day Event: West Seattle
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meeting location: Pathfinder School/Pigeon Point Park/West Duwamish Greenbelt
Duwamish Alive collaborates with the community, municipalities, non-profits and businesses within the Duwamish River watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife and improving the health of Puget Sound. As a Duwamish Alive member organization, EarthCorps supports this vision of creating a River for All. Hundreds of volunteers will work with Duwamish Alive member organizations to make a huge impact on the health of the Duwamish River Watershed.
More info: https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/event/a0E8000000OR5BREA1/
Bee sweet to the Earth • 21 Acres Center
April 22 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring the whole family and volunteer at the “Bee Sweet to the Earth” event at 21 Acres. Activities include making seed balls with kids, helping with the Bee Waggle Dance, manning the Permaculture Woodinville table, tours, classes, workshops, food and live music. (13701 Northeast 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072)
Earth Day Run
April 22 • 10 a.m. We proudly present Seattle's Earth Day Run April 22nd! Come run or walk one of our many race distances and at the same time you can feel good about supporting the environment. This event takes action both locally and globally. Each finisher will receive a native sapling tree + an additional tree will be planted in your name. Over the years at our Earth Day events we have handed out thousands of trees that grow and sequester more and more carbon each year. On top of all that we will also be recycling old running shoes you don't want anymore so don't forget to bring them so we can donate them to Africa. Tell your friends and come out for this great event! http://magnusonseries.org/earthday
Earth Day Recycle & Shred Event • New Seasons Market Mercer Island
April 22 • 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
In honor of Earth Day, Mary Lee & Associates and New Seasons Market are hosting a free Recycling & Shredding Event with refreshments and family friendly activities. Items that are in good condition will be donated to the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. (2755 77th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA 98040)
FREE State Parks Day
April 22 • All Day Celebrate Earth Day in the great outdoors! Washington State Parks have monthly Free Days, and what better day to be free than Earth Day! Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park. http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days
Earth Day Beach Clean Up
April 22 • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Join other volunteers for a work party to help clean up beaches at Discovery Park. Suggested donation of $5 to support nature programs at the park. Register by calling 206-386-4237
Earth Day Storytelling 2017 • Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
April 23 • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day by hearing Native and non-Native storytellers at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle. Hear world-class storytellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other. (4705 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106)