Apr 17, 2015

Earth Day is coming next week on Wednesday, April 22nd and Oregonians all over the state are getting ready to celebrate by hosting a myriad of events including cleaning up rivers and parks, removing invasive plants, and much more. We've compiled a list of events by county so no matter where you live you'll be able to find an event near you. Happy Earth Day!

Events by County:

Baker  Benton  Clackamas  Clatsop  Columbia 

Coos  Crook  Deschutes  Hood River  Jackson  Jefferson 

Klamath  Lane  Lincoln  Linn  Malheur  Marion  Multnomah



Fee Free Earth Day at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Baker City

On Wednesday, April 22 the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. Fee Free Earth Day on April 22 only. 


Leo Adler Pathway Clean-Up

Baker City

On Saturday, April 18th from 10am to 1pm the Powder Basin Watershed Council is hosting a cleanup along the pathway. Bring your boots, and help us keep the trash out of the river! Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Meghan Rorick, [email protected], 541-523-7288





Dunawi Creek Riparian Restoration


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm. Corvallis has many fascinating riparian habitats. Sunset Natural Area features an example along Dunawi Creek. This performs several important functions – flood control, erosion reduction, and improving water quality. It also provides important habitat for wildlife and native plant species. To facilitate passive recreation in this habitat and preserve its natural integrity, we'll do trimming, clean-up, planting, and invasive removal projects along the creek. Tools, work materials, and work gloves are provided for all. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, Pruning, Landscape Cleanup.


Stephen McGettigan, [email protected], 541-754-1739


Earth Ball 2015: An All Species Masquerade & Celebration


On Saturday, April 18 from 6pm-10pm. Imagine the taste of locally brewed IPA, and the company of good friends, all to the beat of live music on the rooftop of Sky High Brewing. What could be better than that? There will even be a photo booth, cornhole competitions, dancing, and door prizes! It’s an evening you won’t want to miss and it is the Corvallis Environmental Center’s annual Earth Day all species masquerade and celebration: Earth Ball!


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OSU Earth Day Hoo Haa


On April 22 from 3-7pm. Organic Growers Club farm at the Horticulture Research Farm.


James Cassidy, 541-737-6810, [email protected]


Beyond Earth Day 


Taking place April 18-28; filled with fun and educational activities geared toward raising awareness of and engagement in sustainability. This year we have decided to take the event beyond both by extending the celebration beyond one week and better showcasing how the environment is interconnected with people and issues of justice.






Earth Day Clean Up


On Saturday, April 18 at 10am at Milo McIver State Park for Earth Day. Milo McIver State Park is situated on the beautiful Clackamas River, 40 min. SE of Portland, just outside of Estacada, OR. In honor of Earth Day 2015, Park Staff and Volunteers will be cleaning up the banks of the Clackamas River and removing litter. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Upon entering the park, please follow the directional signs to the Riverside Day Use Area parking lot. There you’ll meet park staff who will coordinate the event. Please bring water, sturdy footwear, and gloves if possible. Come on out and lend us a hand in ensuring the Clackamas Watershed remains pristine and healthy. Look forward to seeing you there! Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Mark Shaw, [email protected], 503-887-3160


Gladstone Clean and Green


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, seven project areas in Gladstone are targeted for clean up, planting, and other beautification. Volunteers will pick up litter, plant native plants and accent color spots through out the cities downtown core and adjoining parks. Upon completion a posted wild-foods luncheon will be served to all participants! Participants encouraged to dress for the weather, wear sturdy boots, and use colorful clothing for visibility. Activities include: Litter Cleanup, Native Planting.


Kaleen Boyle, 503-844-9571 x332, [email protected]


Milwaukie Earth Day Event


Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9am - pm. Clean up and beautify downtown and the Johnson Creek confluence to get them ready for spring and summer activities including the Sunday Farmers Market and First Friday.


Jason Wachs, City of Milwaukie Community Programs Coordinator, (503) 786-7568, [email protected]


Boardman-Rinearson Wetlands Cleanup


Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, help us pick-up trash, cut down invasive species, clean pedestrian path, and other NCPRD-directed activities. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring.


Terry John Gibson, [email protected], 503-786-1649


Milwaukie Downtown & Confluence of Johnson Creek Cleanup and Beautification


Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, join the City of Milwaukie, Milwaukie's Neighborhood District Associations (NDAs), the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and other community partners to cleanup and beautify Historic Downtown Milwaukie and the Confluence of Johnson Creek.


Jason Wachs, [email protected], 503-786-7568


Molalla River Clean Up and Enhancement


Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, volunteers will meet at Feyrer park for registration then disperse to the beautiful Molalla River Corridor and other public river access sites near Molalla. Activities will include trash cleanup along the Molalla River, possibly planting native trees & shrubs, removing invasive weeds, or trailwork on the Molalla River Corridor Shared-Use non-motorized trail system. There will be a BBQ back at Feyrer Park in the afternoon for all volunteers. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, trail work.


Kay Patteson, [email protected], 503-824-2195


Library Earth Day


April 22 from 4-6pm. is Earth Day. We will have a special craft activity at the library.



Annual Oregon City Clean Up

Oregon City

Saturday, April 18 from 8:30am-12pm. Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting.


Nancy Busch, [email protected], 503-496-1559


Abernathy Creek Park Clean Up

Oregon City

Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm to Improve Abernethy Creek Park. Volunteer activities include, invasive plant species removal, nesting box installation, litter patrol, and maintenance of riparian tree and shrub plantings. Registration is at Clackamette Park. Please bring gloves and tools, as limited numbers of each are available. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Bird nesting box installation.



SOLVE It In Sandy


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, help with the cleanup of local parks, trails & public spaces including: Tickle Creek Trail path and bridges, Clackamas River Basin Watershed Council Shade Our Streams work party at Sandy Bluff Park, Cherryville Cemetery. Coffee, cocoa, Joe's donuts and Earth Day freebies to volunteers. Water conservation info & rain barrel give-away. Commercial paper shredding free to the public. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring.


Nancy Enabnit, [email protected], 503-668-5569


World Record Bulb Planting

West Linn

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9 to 11 AM we will be attempting to break the current world record for most people planting bulbs at the same time. The current record is 850 people and is held by the UK. We are trying for 1,000 people. Please come and be part of the new world record!


[email protected]


Maddax Woods Park Earth Day

West Linn

On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, the Friends of Maddax Woods will celebrate Earth Day and we need help with the Spring Cleanup, Planting native plants and flowers in the garden, around the house and on a bank adjacent to the future Boat Barn site. We will also create a new walkway to the point over looking the Willamette river with a border and bark. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, Trail clearing.


Claudia Davis, [email protected], 503-358-6358


Burnside Wilderness Park Restoration

West Linn

On May 16 from 9am-12pm help restore a beautiful nature park that has been overcome by English Ivy and other invasives. Tools and gloves will be provided, just bring sturdy shoes and a friend. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal and Litter Pickup.


Steven Miesen, [email protected], 503-722-9581


Mary S. Young Park Earth Day Beautification

West Linn

On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm, celebrate Earth Day at Mary S. Young Park. Restoring the park to it's naturally beautiful state by removing ivy and garlic mustard and planting native shrubs around the picnic pavilion and off-leash dog area. Even an hour of effort is appreciated! Tools, gloves & water and treats provided. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Native Planting, Removing dog waste.


Terri Jones, [email protected], 503-557-4700


Work at Graham Oats Nature Trail


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm, help enhance the trail at Graham Oaks Nature Park by adding gravel to make the trail better for people and reduce the erosion of that area of the park. Trail located by the woods and prairie. Activities include: Trail work.


Bonnie Shoffner, [email protected], 971-404-9184


Work at Graham Oats Nature Trail


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm, help enhance the trail at Graham Oaks Nature Park by adding gravel to make the trail better for people and reduce the erosion of that area of the park. Trail located by the woods and prairie. Activities include: Trail work.


Bonnie Shoffner, [email protected], 971-404-9184





Chip In For Earth Day


On Sunday, April 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This is a great family friendly event cleaning up Astoria's most popular park, Tapiola Park.


[email protected]


The Twelve Days of Earth Day Celebration

Cannon Beach

On Thursday, April 16, 2015 through April 28, 2015.


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Dibble Point Beach Clean Up


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, join us for a public volunteer event focused on litter and illegal dumping cleanup.


Lori Baker, [email protected], 503-366-3971


Fox Creek Trail Cleanup


On Saturday, April 25 from 9am-1pm, Friends of Fox Creek will be coordinating a Fox Creek trail cleanup. We will be resurfacing the trail, cleaning up garbage along the trail and Fox Creek and removing invasive plants. There will be a BBQ put on by Friends of Fox Creek members after the work is completed around 1pm no charge. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring.


Lori Baker, [email protected], 503-366-3971


St. Helens Main Street Clean Up

St. Helens

On Saturday, April 18 from 9-1pm, celebrate Earth Day by making Main Street beautiful for spring and for our summer visitors. Meet other engaged community members while we weed, sweep, plant, and trim areas from the South Columbia County Chamber Building to the end of 1st Street. With your help, Main Street will become a place to be proud of. See you there! Activities include: Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring, Gardening.


Judy Thompson, [email protected], 503-410-0479


Make Vernonia Shine


On Saturday, April 25 from 9am-2pm, we will be concentrating on cleaning up the downtown and preparing it to look beautiful and clean for the spring and summer season. Removing moss and debris from sidewalks. Cleaning out water drain debris buildup. Weeding and raking at entrances to parks and town. General litter pickup. Activities include: Litter Cleanup, sweeping and moss removal.


Donna Webb, [email protected], 503-429-5201





Ivy Removal: Woolen Mill


On Saturday, April 25 from 10am - 1pm, the Parks and Recreation Commission will host an ivy removal project in the Woolen Mill area. Many of the gorgeous Monterey Cypress trees in this area are in desperate need to have the ivy removed. This is the second annual ivy removal project in this area. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.


Michelle Hampton, [email protected], 541-347-2437


3rd Annual Bay Area Brigade

Coos Bay

On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm join us as we clean up Coos Bay and North Bend! We will start at the new Coos Historical Maritime Museum site parking lot. The prominent bay-front property is east of Highway 101, along historic Front Street across from the Sun Printing Museum in Coos Bay. We will finish at the North Bend Fire Dept. 1880 McPherson, NB, OR 97459 Registration: 8-9 am (coffee, donut holes) Cleanup: 9-11:30 (Bulldog, Pirate and Laker teams along 101 S from Coalbank S Bridge to McCullough Bridge) BBQ/Awards: 11:30-12:45 (hot dogs, chips, potato salad, watermelon, cookies, pop, lemonade) Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal and Litter Cleanup.


Deborah Rudd, [email protected], 541-888-5558 x58





Crook County Clean Up


April 18, 9am-1pm, a county wide clean up project starting at Pioneer Park and covering many venues throughout the community. Gloves and bags will be provided. Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Kristen Masten, [email protected], 541-447-1209




2015 Earth Day Fair and Parade


On Saturday, April 25 from 10:30am-3pm. The Earth Day Fair is a community celebration of sustainable living that will include live music, local food, activities and games for children, non-profit organizations and green businesses. This colorful, creative procession filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite species will kick off the day. Participants should gather at 10:30am on Louisiana Avenue by McMenamin’s to parade through downtown Bend starting at 11:00am. Costume, drumming and art workshops will be offered to help children of all age prepare for the big day!


The Environment Center, [email protected], 541-385-6908


Earth Day Spring Clean in Sisters


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm celebrate Earth Day 2015 for a Spring Cleaning Event, on Saturday, April 18. Join your neighbors and friends to remove trash and litter that has accumulated over the winter. Volunteers meet at 9AM at SPRD parking lot to receive garbage bags, gloves and project assignments. After a few hours of trash collecting, we'll gather at SPRD for an Earth Day thank you at 1PM. Activities include: Litter Cleanup, Student recycled art project.


Dixie Eckford, [email protected], 541-549-2091



Hood River


Cascade Locks Earth Day Cleanup

Cascade Locks

On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm. This is how Cascade Locks celebrates Earth Day! We will meet in the Business Park on Industrial Way to clean up the recreational areas of the park. We will provide gloves and trash bags so all you have to do is show up at 9:00am! This is a family friendly event so bring your family and see you there! Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Mayah Frank, [email protected], 541-374-2405


Hood River Waterfront Park Clean Up

Hood River

Saturday, April 18, 9am-1pm. Join us to spruce up this amazing park! Bring work gloves, shovels, water bottles. Children are welcome, please leave pets at home. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup.


[email protected], 541-386-5770


Broken Tee Riparian Restoration Project

Hood River

Saturday, April 18, 9am-1pm. Join the Indian Creek Stewards for a morning of mulching at our Broken Tee riparian restoration site. We've knocked back the blackberry, but need to spread mulch to keep the invasive weeds suppressed before we can plant native vegetation in the riparian corridor. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Activities include: None, Mulching.


Megan Saunders, [email protected], 541-386-6063


GO! Earth Day Party

Hood River

On April 23rd from 6-10pm, join Gorge Owned for our annual Earth Day party at The Pint Shack. We will hear live pitches from the finalists of our 1st annual GO! Local Business Plan Competition. Learn about local start-ups and existing businesses that have incorporated people, planet, and profit into their business models. We will also have beer from Full Sail and Pfriem for sale (all proceeds go to support Gorge Owned), wine by Aniche Cellars, and finger foods, along with a fun raffle. Kids are welcome until 8pm. After 8 will be live music by the Ananas & the Papas.






Rogue Valley Earth Day


On Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00-4:00. Outdoors at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main Street, Ashland. Rogue Valley Earth Day is a joyful, annual celebration for all ages to learn about environmental stewardship and build community in a fun and inspirational setting. Established in 2001, the event has become a Rogue Valley tradition. It’s a forum for non-profits, businesses and governments to raise awareness, a venue for local musicians, artists and performers to share their talents, and an outlet for students to display their knowledge and creativity. Free Admission!


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Ruch School Earth Day


On Thursday, April 23rd from 11-3pm, we are hosting an Earth Day event open to the community to celebrate our rural environment. This event is an extension of our curriculum that focuses on issues of sustainability. So far, middle school students have learned about gardening, native salmon populations, honey bees, composting, climate change and energy resources. We have made it our mission to enhance real world learning while improving our surrounding community. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, Art, signage, nature photography, and trail building.


[email protected], 541-842-3501


Bear Creak Stewardship Day


Saturday, April 18 from 8am-1pm, we will cleanup trash along Bear Creek in Downtown Medford from 10 street to McAndrews Road. The event will start at 8 am with registration and end at one pm with lunch for all participants. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup.


[email protected], 541-664-6674


The Nature Conservancy's Whetstone Savanna Restoration Work Party


Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm. Whetstone Savanna is a spring wildflower haven and home to two federally listed endangered plants, Cook’s desert parsley and large-flowered meadowfoam, as well as threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp. The 224 acre preserve protects excellent examples of mounded prairie-vernal pool, oak savanna, and chaparral habitats. During this family-friend event, volunteers will dig out invasive curly dock plants from vernal pools. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.


Kaleen Boyle, 503-844-9571 x332, [email protected]


Valley of the Rogue Invasive Species Removal

Rogue Valley

On Saturday, April 25 from 9am-1pm come celebrate Earth Day 2015 by helping us with our ongoing efforts to remove invasive species, restore native habitat and repair the trail along the River's Edge Trail. Lunch will be provided by Seven Basins Watershed Council. Please bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes or boots, work gloves and dress for the weather that day. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring.


Travis Tastove, [email protected], 541-582-3128


Fishin' For Litter

Shady Cove

On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm come join us for a fun morning of fishing for litter, while people fish for Winter Steelheads! We will be picking up debris along the river, pulling weeds, raking leaves, trimming hedges and painting! Children's activities, coffee and water are provided! Bring work gloves if you have them. Look forward to seeing you there! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Painting, trimming.


Mandy Hellmann, [email protected], 541-560-3334





Warm Springs Clean Up Our Streets

Warm Springs

Saturday, April 18 from 9am-2pm, litter clean up.


Daniel Martinez, [email protected], 541-553-1161





Earth Day at OC and E Woods

Klamath Falls

On Wednesday, April 22 from 1-3pm we are joining forces with Phi Delta Theta from the Oregon Institute of Technology and doing a dog park beautification and tree planting project at the OC&E Woods Line State Trail. The dog park is new to the OC&E trail and has become a popular spot for pet owners. We are excited that Phi Delta Theta is going to assist in making it even better for our community and dog park visitors!


Lisa Dykstra, [email protected], 541-783-2471 x21


Great Reads for Earth Day and Every Day

Klamath Falls

April 1-April 30, 12-2pm. During the month of April, the downtown Klamath County Library is hosting a free program for adults. The program, Green Reads, will give patrons the chance to celebrate Earth Day every day of April with all different kinds of materials from our collection. Titles include adult fiction, nonfiction, and DVDs. Patrons can share Earth Day traditions and ideas for environmentally friendly living on the Earth Day is Every Day Tree. Come see our Green Reads display at the downtown library and go green with your next read!






Alton Baker Park Clean Up


On Saturday, April 25 from 1am-4pm. Join Nearby Nature for an Earth Day themed Alton Baker Park clean-up. We will be weeding our native wildflower plantings, removing invasive plants, removing graffiti, and cleaning up the bridge and pathway between University of Oregon and Autzen Stadium. We will also be performing a litter patrol of Alton Baker Park's Canoe Canal and Riverbanks. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup.


Paul Catino, [email protected], 541-687-9699


Earth Day In Alton Baker Park!


“EARTH DAY IN THE PARK!” is the theme for what promises to be a fun Saturday for planetary citizens of all persuasions. All will be inspired, educated and motivated by the day of activities for children and adults, workshops, music and a speakers program addressing the urgent environmental issues facing our planet today. 


Zachary Mulholland, [email protected]om


Earth Day at Schnitzer Steel


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, join Schnitzer Steel to celebrate Earth Day with educational demonstrations, give-a-ways, contests with prizes, and food! A fun way for the whole family to learn about metal recycling and how Schnitzer has been doing their part to help planet Earth for over 100 years!




Earth Day Open House at the Science Factory


On April 19 from 10am-4pm the Science Factory will combine it's love for our planet with it's love of our community. Everyone receives free admission to the Exhibit Hall and planetarium during this bi-annual open house, a great way to introduce family and friends to the Science Factory!




University of Oregon Earth Day Service Projects


On Saturday April 18th. Registration will open in early April for Earth Day Service Projects.






Yaquina Head Invasive Weed Pull


Saturday, April 18 from 10:30am-12:30pm, work with BLM staff to help control invasive plants at the beautiful Oregon Coast. This National Landscape Conservation System site is located on a picturesque Oregon Coast headland. Gloves and tools provided, just bring sturdy shoes and a be prepared for all weather. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.


Chloe Holbrook, [email protected], 541-574-3149


Aquarium Goes Green for Earth Day


On Saturday, April 25 when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates Earth Day. Exhibits will brim with eco-friendly educational opportunities for visitors. Guests will be able to practice identifying marine debris, learn about reusable products and contribute to a collaborative art piece called “Wave of Change.” Guests are also invited to take a guided walk on the wild side through the Aquarium’s naturescaped grounds that the National Wildlife Federation honored with a wildlife habitat certification. Anita Albrecht, the Aquarium’s Head Groundskeeper, will lead visitors during this native plant walk to explore this restored natural landscape. Those interested in joining the 45 minute tour should meet outside the Aquarium’s lobby at 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration is not required and all activities are included with general admission.


541-867-FISH, aquarium.org


Removing Invasives and Planting Natives at Beaver Creek State Park

Seal Rock

On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, State Parks are looking for some stewards of the land, to help us remove invasive black berries and plant some native trees and plants at Beaver creek State Natural Area. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting.


Doug Sestrich, [email protected], 541-867-7451


Siletz River Clean Up


On Saturday, April 11 from 9am-2pm, join the annual River Cleanup Day! Clean the river from drift boats and from shore. Food, prizes & good times while we keep the beautiful Siletz River clean. Extra space is available on river guide boats for people who want to help from the water side! Free doughnuts, coffee in a.m. then chili, hotdogs, and soda in the afternoon. A free prize drawing for all participating volunteers at the end of the day. Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Fran Recht, [email protected], 541-265-9195





North Albany Park Ivy Pull


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm, this event focuses on cleaning up North Albany Park. The park is used by thousands of people every year because of the large, beautiful, open park landscape. The weedy Cape Ivy threatens the beauty of the park and impacts trees and other natural resources on the site. The group with the largest amount of Ivy pulled will win a Parks Prize! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.


Adam Stebbins, [email protected], 541-766-6085





Welcome to Nyssa


Saturday, April 18, 9am-1pm. Site 1: Welcome to Nyssa sign on east side of town has a sign made by Nyssa High School students, a tree and a lot of salt grass. We propose to remove the salt grass and install landscaping. This will improve the welcome sign and be an inviting welcome to visitors to our community. Site 2: Welcome to Nyssa sign on the north side of town. Same sign and a small garden. The garden needs to be weeded and a drip irrigation system installed. The garden is a lovely welcome to our community. The drip irrigation system will help control weeds and provide a steady watering to the existing plants. Site 3: Illegal dumping along Snake River. Clean up of trash left behind. Provide education regarding littering and the damage it does to our environment. Civic duty to clean up after ourselves and keep our river front clean. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring.


Susan Barton, [email protected], 541-372-5455





Mill Creek Cleanup Project


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, help restore the banks of Mill Creek by the Straub Center! We will be removing trash and taking out ivy and blackberries to make room for native plants. Our Salem are one of the treasures of our city: we need to protect them and maintain their good health.


Mark Babson, [email protected], 503-569-7223


Salem No Ivy Coalition Earth Day Event


On Saturday, April 25 from 9am-12pm, we will be working toward restoring native habitat by removing invasive species of plants. Families are welcome! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup.


Tibby Larson, [email protected], 503-589-2197


Earth Day Fair 2015


On Saturday, April 18 from 10am-5pm, the Earth Day Fair hosts presentations on composting and other green activities, exhibitors from across Marion County and event entertainment. Admission is free.


Brittany Hattenberg, [email protected]


Champoeg Earth Day Clean Up

St. Paul

On Saturday, April 18 from 11-1pm, join us as we remove invasive non-native English ivy from trees at this amazing park! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.


Daniel Klug, [email protected], 503-678-1251 x222


Silver Falls Earth Day Challenge


On Saturday, April 18 from 10am-2pm, enjoy majestic waterfalls and be a steward of our Earth! Silver Falls State Park invites you and your friends & family to help take care of this special corner of our planet. Volunteers will help keep our watershed clean and enable our native plants to thrive by collecting litter and removing invasive plants in the South Falls Day-Use Area and Canyon Trail. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available for volunteers. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup.


Ian Fawley, [email protected], 503-874-0201





Rooster Rock 2015 Earth Day Event


On Saturday, April 25 from 9am-1pm we will be planting a variety of approximately 400 to 500 native trees in the park for aesthetics and to replace the older cotton wood trees that are nearing the end of their life cycle. Activities include: Native Planting.


Glenn Littrell, [email protected], 503-695-2261 x231


Fairview Earth Day


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm the Friends of Fairview, in partner with the City of Fairview, invites you to Fairview Earth Day 2015. This year we will be doing some native planting in the park, including Oregon Grape. Bring your gloves and a smile and we will provide the rest. Activities include: Litter Cleanup, Native Planting.


Darren Riordan, [email protected], 503-708-6707


Gardening at Blue Lake Park


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm work alongside Metro Gardeners to dig, mulch, weed and beautify this treasured park. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Maintenance & Monitoring, Gardening.


Lupine DeSnyder, [email protected], 503-813-7573


Fairview Lake Litter Clean Up


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm. Paddle Fairview Lake on either kayak or canoe picking up litter along shoreline. Participants can either bring their own hand carried paddled water craft or potentially borrow one from organizer. Must be over 12 and will be required to sign waiver and wear life jacket. Fairview Lake is a 110 acre lake at the eastern end of Columbia Slough. If time and water levels permit then we will also pick up litter in the reaches of the upper Columbia Slough. Following litter pick-up volunteers can join Friends of Fairview hosted post event BBQ. Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Robert Dolphin, [email protected], 503-666-8621


Gresham Earth Day Recycling Event


On April 18 from 9am-2pm, the City of Gresham invites you to bring those items that cannot be recycled at the curb to the Earth Day Collection Event held at Gresham City Hall. The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents.


Cherie Ludwig, 503-618-2518, [email protected]


Pleasant Valley Wildside Planting and Clean Up


On April 22 from 9am-12pm. We have restored 10 acres, and it needs some TLC. We need to remove some invasive species, plant native trees and shrubs, pick up litter, and build some small structures to help us maintain it throughout the year. We will have a free hot dog barbecue at the end of the workday. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, Light construction.



Nadaka Nature Park Clean Up


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-12pm. Removing invasives and mulching trails in Nadaka which is a beautiful 10 acre natural area. The new additional 2 acre parcel on the south features a community garden, nature based play area, etc. Refreshments available for volunteers. On April 18, activities will include: Invasive Plant Removal, Mulching Trails, Trash Removal and possibly work in Community Garden. The cleanup will help the native plants thrive and make the park safer and more inviting.



Portland Earth Day Coalition Celebration


Saturday, April 25 from 10am to 5pm at Normandale Park. This year’s Earth Day celebration will feature 90+ sustainable businesses and organizations, live music & entertainment, kids’ Village & Procession of the Species parade, the Soapbox Speakers’ Stage, health and Wellness Village, and a full effort to recycle all materials!



Operation Clean Sweep


Saturday April 18 from 10am to 1pm. The cleanup will focus on cleaning up litter and removing graffiti along NE Alberta Street between MLK Jr. Boulevard and NE 33rd Avenue and finish with a post-cleanup celebration featuring food and prizes.


Albert Main Street, (503) 683-3252


Tryon Creek State Park Clean Up


On Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm, the Friends of Tryon Creek’s mission is to connect people to this important natural area, share our passion for the wonders of nature and inspire environmental stewardship in all. Pull together to remove invasive English ivy and to protect our forest. Ivy out competes our native plants, covers tree canopy stopping photosynthesis, takes over the forest floor and ruins precious habitat. We choose to remove this ivy manually without chemicals in order to minimize damage to the ecosystem, so help from the greater community is very much appreciated. Come hang out with fellow nature enthusiasts and give back to your community! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal. 


Sarah Kreisman, [email protected], 503-636-4398


ORCOBA Annual Collins Beach Earth Day Clean Up


Saturday, April 18, 9am-1pm, ORCOBA's annual SOLVE-IT Earth Day cleanup at Collins Beach on Sauvie Island. We will be cleaning trash, recyclables and storm debris from the beach itself, as well as the adjacent woodlands and parking lot. Note: As a naturist beach, Collins Beach is state-designated as clothing-optional, hence, unclothed users may be encountered on the beach itself (but not in the wooded area or parking lot). Activities include: Litter Cleanup.


Don Zirbel, [email protected], 503-970-6674