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Get Involved this Earth Day

The Earth Day tradition began on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day. Over the past 39 years, Earth Day has grown into a global event. 

Earth Day in the Chesapeake region is a day to take action to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.  You can celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree, picking up trash in your neighborhood or attending an event.

Many Earth Day events are taking place throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed this April. Check out this sampling of Earth Day cleanups, festivals and celebrations to find an event near you. And if you know of an Earth Day event that we have not included on this list, add it in the comments!

Washington, D.C.

  • April 17-19: Green Apple Festival, Earth Day on the National Mall
  • April 18: Anacostia Watershed Earth Day Cleanup and Rally, Bladensburg
  • April 18: Earth Day Clean Up at National Zoo
  • April 18: Clean-up at bald eagle habitat (4660 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SW) by EPA and Earh Conservation Corps
  • April 22: Shoreline cleanup at Anacostia Park by Earth Conservation Corps (9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- meet at parking lot near skating rink)




West Virginia

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Emily says:
April 11, 2017

The Anacostia Watershed Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration will be held on April 22nd! http://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2017/

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