Earth Day, 2013

Every year on April 22, we make it a point to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding us. Marin residents should be especially grateful, with our golden rolling hills, diverse foliage and brilliant beaches.

Here are some local activities to help you celebrate our wonderful Earth.



Earth Day at the Oakland Zoo

April 13

Zoo (Oakland)

Learn about the earth with demonstrations and hands-on stations; other activities include face painting and appearances by environmental nonprofits.

Earth Day Work Day

April 13

College of Marin (Kentfield)

Celebrate the Earth by tending to new plants and getting rid of weeds.

Marin Mammal Center’s Marin Science Sunday

April 14

Marin Mammal Center (Sausalito)

Experts discuss their experiences saving and caring for seal and sea lion pups and Earth Day Marin partners preview the event.

9th Annual Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration

April 20

Stinson Beach (Stinson)

After a beach cleanup, make a sculpture out of sand, rocks, shells and seaweed.

Mt. Tamalpais Watershed

April 20

Azalea Hill Hill parking Lot (Fairfax)

Join a guided hike with trail crew volunteers to assist with trail maintenance and learn about the area near Little Carson Falls.

Novato Clean and Green Day

April 20

Scottsdale Pond Gazebo (Novato)

Don a safety vest and help clean the neighborhood with the community.

Gallinas Watershed Hike

April 20

Embassy Suites Hotel (San Rafael)

Learn about the Gallinas Headwaters, watershed facts and support the environmental organization.

Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary

April 20

Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary (Tiburon)

Explore, watch birds, restore the natural habitat and learn about conservation.

Earth Day Marin

April 21

Marin Civic Center Lagoon Park (San Rafael)

A free event with live entertainment, speakers, drafts, food, resources and kids’ activities.