Local Earth Day Events
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Earth Day – Work Day
Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) and Bureau of Land Management are hosting an Earth Day – Work Day on Saturday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the park, located at 33955 South Old Black Canyon Highway, in Black Canyon City. Tools will be provided, except weed trimmers. Attendees are asked to bring a cordless weed trimmer, if they have one, or their own hand tools if they prefer. They should also bring their own work gloves; dress for outdoor work (sturdy shoes and, as needed, sunscreen, hat, etc.); and bring masks for use in the Visitor Center and when not able to social distance. Youth age 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. BCHP will provide water and hand sanitizer.
For more information, visit SignUpGenius.com/go/4090f4aaea72ca2fb6-earth.
Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival
For 2021, Friends of the Verde River will host the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival as a hybrid event—blending virtual experiences with size-limited in-person guided tours—Thursday, April 22, through Sunday, April 25. The guided tours will take place across the state of Arizona. The festival is an annual celebration of birds, birders and nature in the beautiful Verde Valley.
For more information, visit VerdeRiver.org/virtual-birding-fest.
Flagstaff Earth Day Is Every Day
This year, Earth Day will be a month-long virtual engagement model, with a variety of activities to choose from.
For more information, visit Flagstaff.az.gov/1439/Earth-Day or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/FlagstaffSustainabilityProgram.
Make sure to check on local sites in your area closer to Earth Day for more in-person and virtual events. Taking a pledge to go pesticide-free, committing to reducing meat from our diet, or organizing an online community climate discussion are other ways to honor the cause safely from home.