Earth Day 2023

CNRA Events FlyerCelebrate Earth Day all month long with the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)! Below you’ll find related events sponsored by CNRA and the natural resources departments, followed by statewide events sponsored by nonprofits and local government entities. Please click on the links to read more about these events on the sponsors’ websites, and plan to join us in our efforts to make California cleaner and greener!






Statewide Earth Day Events

Angel Island Cleanup Day (Tiburon)

Volunteers will remove invasive plants such as pride of Madeira, broom, and forget-me-nots to protect native species growing in those areas. Volunteers will also build fire resiliency in the park by reducing fuel for a potential wildfire, including splitting and moving downed wood. Sponsor: California State Parks Foundation

Half Moon Bay Cleanup Day (Half Moon Bay)

Help with the park’s ongoing coastal dunes and bluff habitat restoration. Volunteers will remove invasive species and prepare the area for planting native species. Work will include placing sheet mulch to suppress weeds and retain water in restoration areas. This work contributes to climate resiliency by restoring natural biodiversity and stabilizing sensitive coastal areas.

Sponsor: California State Parks Foundation

Irvine Earth Day (Irvine)

This year marks the 53rd anniversary of this celebration. Now is the time to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods — and together, embody this year's Earth Day theme: Invest in Our Planet. Visit Quail Hill Community Center to enjoy guided hikes, a compost demo and interactive activities.
Sponsors: City of Irvine and partner agencies

Earth Day Fair (Sunnyvale)

The Earth Day Fair will have fun, sustainable activities for the whole family. Get creative at our green teen crafting table; visit exciting booths to learn how to make sustainable choices; listen to an environmental-themed children’s story; bring your bike for a free safety check by Silicon Valley Bike Coalition, join a guided tour of our unique tree canopy; and learn how to grow food at home from Anne-Marie Bonneau, the Zero-Waste Chef.

Sponsor: City of Sunnyvale

Earth Month Celebration (Carlsbad)

Enjoy family-friendly activities, sustainability-focused booths, and live music. Activities include a clothing swap, a DIY homemade cleaning products workshop, vegetable pickling, kids’ crafts and single-use plastic utensils and plastic bag donation drop-off.
Sponsor: City of Carlsbad

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area Cleanup Day (Friant)

Volunteers will help with maintenance projects to prevent erosion and build wildfire resiliency in the park. To reduce wildfire risk, volunteers will replace split rail fencing to prevent vehicles from driving offroad into dry grass. A separate group will help plant native trees and spread mulch in the Meadows Cove Day use area.

Sponsor: California State Parks Foundation

Chino Hills Park Cleanup Day (Brea)

Volunteers will help with park maintenance by removing invasive plant species. Work will include picking up leaf litter, picking up trash, and removing invasive mustard plants from around the Discovery Center and Telegraph Canyon Trail. Removing mustard will create a fire buffer around the Center and prevent this flammable plant from spreading further into the park.

Sponsor: California State Parks Foundation

Creek to Bay Cleanup (Carlsbad)

Help remove 30,000 pounds of litter in a single day at the 21st Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. Register for a hosted location at or get outside, stay close to your home and collect litter throughout the streets of your neighborhood.
Sponsor: City of Carlsbad and I Love a Clean San Diego

Earth Day Glendora (Glendora)

Earth Day Festival Activities include a community bike ride, workshops, giveaways, live entertainment, vendors, a narrated eco-tour of Glendora, children’s activities, used motor oil and filter collections, a beverage container fundraiser, a shoe drive and confidential document destruction.

Sponsor: The City of Glendora

EarthDaySF (San Francisco)

Earth Day SF is your launching pad for change. The Activism Zone will feature dynamic speakers, green non-profits, and exhibitors and sponsors who focus on sustainability. View transit options in the Green Mobility Zone, and enjoy live music, a vegan chef’s showcase, an interactive art wall, and kid’s activities.

Multiple sponsors including local media, nonprofits, BART, etc.

Hayward Clean Up Day (Hayward)

Family-friendly Annual Citywide Clean-Up at Weekes Park. Participants will collect litter from around Weekes Park and the nearby community. Interested volunteers will also be deployed to collect litter in neighborhoods throughout the city. The litter collection will be followed by a free lunch from a local restaurant and a community Earth Day fair, with several local organizations hosting sustainability-themed booths and activities.

Sponsor: City of Hayward, Keep Hayward

Clean and Green Taskforce

2023 Berkeley Bay Festival and Earth Day Cleanup (Berkeley)

Connect with the Bay and the local community through live music, performers, food, hands-on educational activities and free boat rides. This free family-focused event celebrates the Bay, its local wildlife, and the people and agencies dedicated to its protection. Over 30 environmental and wildlife conservation organizations from around the Bay will share their exhibits with the public.

Sponsor: City of Berkeley

Cupertino Earth and Arbor Day Festival 2023 (Cupertino)

This interactive event that invites community members of all ages to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly atmosphere. Consistently attracting thousands of attendees and dozens of partner organizations, the Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival features hands-on activities, live entertainment, and delicious food served by local food trucks.

Sponsor: City of Cupertino

Earth Day 2023 (Whittier)

Join us to learn how you can help protect the environment! Visit more than 50 green exhibitors, do earth-friendly arts and crafts, enjoy live music and magic shows, and tour the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Facility.

Sponsor: Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and multiple water interests

ASL Earth Day Walk (Sunol)
Celebrate Earth Day as we welcome deaf communities of the bay area to join a guided hike with professional American Sign Language interpreters! Discover the beauty of Sunol in Spring during this stroll.
Sponsor: East Bay Regional Parks District

Earth Day at Del Valle (Livermore)
Join us at the Del Valle visitor center to celebrate our beautiful planet! Go on a scavenger hunt, make a craft to take home, explore the Oak Hills trail and get up close with animal specimens. Sponsor: East Bay Regional Parks District

Earth Day for the Bees (Fremont)
Join us in our Nectar Garden for the Global Earth Challenge Bee Campaign this Earth Day. We will monitor pollinator populations, learn the importance of bees and other pollinators, and take home a native bee-friendly plant to continue this community science project at home or school.
Sponsor: East Bay Regional Parks District

Earth Day 2023 Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa)

This FREE, family-friendly, zero waste festival brings the community together through fun activities, live performing arts, great food, and inspiring exhibits that raise environmental awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our vibrant city and get involved by learning about solutions to address drought, climate change, and environmental concerns in our community.

Sponsor: City of Santa Rosa

Earth Day/Document Shred & E-Waste Drop-off (Belmont)

Free drop-off e-waste recycling and document shredding (up to three banker’s boxes.) Free compost will also be available.

Sponsor: City of Belmont and others

Sacramento Earth Day (Sacramento)
The largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region is free, and it provides thousands of attendees with information on sustainability. This year’s theme is “Grow Native.” The event will educate people about expanding the use of native plants in our region, in city streetscapes and home landscapes – how they withstand drought and heat conditions; use little water; provide a beneficial habitat to insects, pollinators, birds, and animals; create sustainable, cool, and shady streetscapes, as well as beautiful home landscapes. Experts on native plant gardening and water usage will be available to advise and nurseries with plants for sale will be on site. Bring your gardening questions!
Sponsor: Environmental Council of Sacramento

Earth Day Napa Cleanup and Earth Day Celebration 2023 (Napa)
Earth Day Napa Cleanup will be held from 9-11 a.m., followed by the Earth Day Celebration Oxbow Commons.
Sponsors: Napa Natural Resources Conservation and Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County, Napa County and others

Earth Day at the Farmer’s Market (Beverly Hills)
Celebrate the 20th Annual Earth Day event at Farmer's Market. This year’s theme is “Investing in Our Planet.” The Public Works department will have a booth with information about the City's sustainability efforts, vendor and organizations booths, free compost giveaway, and free shredding services for the community take part of on that day.
Sponsor: City of Beverly Hills

Induction Cooking Workshop (Irvine)
Award-winning chef Katie Chin will demonstrate how to make various ethnically diverse dishes on an all-electric induction cooktop, as well as discuss the benefits from switching from a gas range to an all-electric. The event will be co-hosted by Switch is On, and demonstrate the capabilities and benefits of induction cooking.
Sponsor: City of Irvine and Switch is On

2023 Every Day is Earth Day: One San Diego (San Diego)
San Diego’s celebrating Earth Month! This event is intended to get attendees interested, informed and invested in preparing our communities for climate change! Attendees can also take part in giveaways, enjoy food and connecting with others in the community.  
Sponsors: City of San Diego, I Am Green and community partners

Used Oil Filter Exchange (Irvine)
Bring in your used oil filter and exchange it for a new one. One filter per person. Please drain oil filter for at least 24 hours.
Sponsor: City of Irvine