April 22 is Earth Day and the Bay Area is celebrating!
Here’s a list of events taking place Friday:
- Time Capsule Opening at Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet Elementary School, 9 a.m.
The San Jose elementary school and San Jose Water will celebrate 50 years of Hacienda’s outdoor classroom. They will open time capsules from an expansion of the classroom 30 years ago just in time for Earth Day.
- Sam Liccardo Earth Day Recycling, 9:30 a.m.
The San Jose mayor will hold a recycling-themed Earth Day celebration along with the city’s environmental services director and chief sustainability officer at City Hall.
- Youth Earth Day Rally, 10 a.m.
The organization Youth vs. Apocalypse will lead a rally and march with drums, puppets, banners and more at the UN Plaza.
- Oakland Earth Day Tree Planting, 9:30 a.m.
The Oakland Public Works Department, Oakland Tech High School and Trees for Oakland will hold a tree planting event Friday as well as Saturday, April 23. At the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center.
Here's a list of events scheduled for Saturday:
- North Richmond Earth Day, 8 a.m. to noon
Clean Wildcat Creek, paint a safe route to school, and other activities that help the community flourish. Also a swag bag giveaway. Meet at 8 a.m. at Verde Elementary 2000 Giaramita St. or North Richmond Ball Park 1925 Fred Jackson Way. Info 510-221-2557 or email@example.com
- Earth Day Celebration at Point Molate Beach Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Plant tour, osprey talk with sighting scopes, naturalist-led walk in upper watershed, bioblitz, dancing, food, and enjoying the beauty of Point Molate. Meet at 11a.m. at Point Molate Beach Park 2092 Stenmark Drive, Richmond. Register online.
- Earth Day at the Greenway Gardens, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participate in mural painting, planting a flower garden, beautifying a playground, building free fruit tree stand for the edible forest, watershed swale planting and weeding. Meet at Unity Park Community Plaza at 16th Street and Ohio Avenue, Richmond. More info online.
- El Sobrante Earth Day Community and Creek Cleanup and Celebration, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Trash pick up, creek cleanup, gardening at the library, kids activities, food and music. Gather at 9:30 a.m. at El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way. Register and get more info online.