Have you ever heard the phrase “Earth Day is every day?” Here at The Watershed Project, we are in full agreement that the watershed should be celebrated as often as possible. In the next few weeks, we have planned a number of events throughout the Bay Area ranging from shoreline cleanups to cocktails parties!
Bring your passion about environmental issues affecting your neighborhood, get together with like-minded community members, and spend time outside with your friends and family in any of the following events.
1. Albany Earth Day Celebration On Saturday April 18th, join us at Albany Beach at the foot of Buchanan Street to celebrate Earth Day from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Join us to pick up litter along the waterfront and assist Caitlin Ann Gomola, a local artist, in the final construction of the Juice Box Monster!
FREE refreshments will be provided for nourishment as you work hard to clean up the beautiful shoreline. We will provide tools and gloves. If you have your own pair of gloves and a bucket, please bring them so everyone can get a chance to pitch in. Please wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring your own water bottle if you have one. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register here.
2. Wildcat Creek Trash Assessments On Saturday April 25th from 9 AM — 12 PM we will be hosting a trash assessment at Wildcat Creek across from Verde Elementary School, 2000 Giaramita Street Richmond, CA. We will be tallying all trash found and collecting it for disposal. The information will be shared with the flood control district and Contra Costa County for their municipal plans. This is a great chance to be a citizen scientist while cleaning up the environment!
3. Second Saturday On Saturday May 9th, we will have our Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We will spend the morning sheet mulching to suppress weeds and weeding around our native plants to reduce competition for sun and, most importantly, water. All are welcome, so bring your friends and your family! But don’t forget a hat and sunscreen and your own water bottle if you have one. Meet on the Greenway between 6th and 8th Streets; the Greenway is parallel to and in between Ohio and Chanslor Avenues.
4. Bubbles and Bivalves On Thursday May 21st, please join us for a fundraising dine-and-drink cocktail party to celebrate and support The Watershed Project’s visionary oyster restoration and education program, The Living Shoreline.
This year, the event is divided into two parts:
- From 5:30-6:30 PM come to the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts for a FREE talk from award-winning author, Paul Greenberg.
- From 7:00-9:00 PM come to the Aquarium of the Bay for music, oysters, champagne, libations and hors d’oeuvres from the Bay Area’s finest sustainable restaurants, wineries and breweries, as well as a fabulous Silent Auction. Learn about our native oysters while helping restore the critical underwater ecosystems of our magnificent San Francisco Bay! With your ticket, you’ll also enjoy all the Aquarium has to offer, including the underwater tunnels, interactive touch pools and the new river otters exhibit.
To buy tickets please go to our Eventbrite page.
Please email email@example.com if you have any further questions about any of our upcoming events. We hope to see you, your family, and friends soon!