April 22nd, 2019 marks the 49th Earth Day. Instead of filling a cake with 49 candles, check out one of these events in your local watershed to celebrate…and maybe enjoy a slice of cake too!
Santa Margarita River Watershed
Earth Day Festival: Join the Santa Margarita Group of the Sierra Club in Temecula for their 2nd annual Earth Day Festival. The event will feature ecologically-minded vendors, health and fitness-oriented displays and demos, a free games area for kids, as well as guest speakers, and 5k and 10k walks. The event is free and will take place Saturday, April 6th at Vail Headquarters, 32115 Temecula Pkwy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Santa Ana River Watershed
Earth Day Grove Clean Up: Give back to the Earth this Earth Day by helping to beautify the Citrus Park grove on Sunday, April 21. The event will take place form 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long sleeves and closed toed shoes. Check in at the visitor center at 9400 Dufferin Ave. in Riverside.
Whitewater River Watershed
The Living Desert Zoo: Celebrate Earth Day at The Living Desert Zoo on Monday, April 22 with discounted admission. Guests who bring an electronic device for recycling or their own reusable water will receive a free carousel ticket. The first 500 people through the gate will receive a free Year of the Giraffe souvenir. Guests will also receive a free milkweed plant (while supplies last) and can enter for a chance to win a free bicycle. The Living Desert’s food service will be free of plastics, instead using compostable and reusable tableware, silverware and cups. The park is open from 9 a.m. to Noon.