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On Saturday, April 22, thousands of volunteers will clean and green more than 90 Oakland locations at the 23rd Annual Oakland Earth Day. Approximately 60 sites are in parks or along creeks and other waterways, and approximately 20 sites will be neighborhood cleanups of streets, sidewalks and schools. Volunteers will pick up litter, remove graffiti, weed and plant, and restore native habitat. Oakland Public Works sponsors this event, with support from the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and participation from more than 60 community groups, including Friends of Sausal Creek, Keep Oakland Beautiful and the Lake Merritt Institute.
Local businesses, including Numi Tea, Traditional Medicinal Tea, and Chinook Book are supporting this year’s volunteers with snacks and samples.
Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join. All tools are provided. Most events are scheduled to run 9am-12pm, but please check the website below to confirm specific event times.
Groups of 10 or more should RSVP with the project site coordinator. Individuals and small groups are encouraged, but not required, to RSVP.
Some of the sites included in the cleanup are:
Allendale Park Recreation Center (3711 Suter Street)
Arroyo Viejo Park (7701 Krause Avenue)
Channel Park (1 - 10th Street)
deFremery Park (1651 Adeline Street)
Estuary Park (115 Embarcadero)
Jingletown (300 Derby)
Leona Heights Park
Carl Munck Elementary School, (11900 Campus Drive)
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (2777 Middle Harbor Road)
Morcom Rose Garden (700 Jean Street)
Oakland Zoo (9777 Golf Links Road)
St. Louis Bertrand (1410 100th Avenue)
Temescal Creek in the Rockridge Temescal Greenbelt
Cavour Street and Redondo Way
Visit www.oaklandearthday.org for complete project listings, an interactive map and project coordinator information.