Participate in an Earth Day event near you. Keep checking DEC’s website, as new events are added every week. Here are some activities at our Education Centers:
- Family Fun: Nature Journals for Kids, 4/21 at 10:00 AM
- Guided Walk: Vlomankill Trail and Forham’s Crossing, 4/21 at 2:00 PM
- Woods Walk: Spring Wildflowers, 4/21 at 11:00 AM
- Make a Reusable Bag, 4/21 at 2:00 PM
- Birding 101 – Class #4, 4/21 at 2:30 PM
What can you do at home to help save the planet? Check out these links for ideas:
I Love My Park Day
Many beautiful parks and campgrounds exist throughout New York State, from the shores of Lake Erie to Long Island. Help keep these special places beautiful by participating in I Love My Park Day, an annual statewide event to improve New York’s state parks and historic sites. Volunteers clean up park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat and remove invasive species. Parks & Trails New York, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation coordinate this event, and park staff and local friends’ groups work with volunteers and oversee activities. Last year, more than 125 state parks, historic sites and public lands hosted I Love My Park Day events.
Find an event near you and volunteer for I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 5.