Find Earth Day Events Near You!

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What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by getting outside with your local land trust? Check out which land trusts are hosting celebrations and volunteer days for you and your family on Earth Day weekend, April 19-22, 2019.

Planting seedlings
Center for Natural Lands Management volunteers plant seedling plugs. Photo by Angela Winter

Center for Natural Lands Management

Prairie Flower

Spring Day at Violet Prairie Farm. Volunteers can expect to learn a lot about our local lowland wildflowers and take part in a wildflower Easter Egg Hunt. Family friendly!

Earth Day Restoration at Glacial Heritage Preserve Celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring in a glacial prairie of wildflowers! Join the Center for Natural Lands Management at the Glacial Heritage Preserve in south Thurston County for restoration work out on the prairie.



Capitol Land Trust

Earth Day at the Bayshore Preserve. Join Capitol Land Trust at Bayshore Preserve! This is a great opportunity to explore the hiking trails while volunteering some of your time to give back to nature. We will be pulling up Scotch broom and digging up a patch of Himalayan blackberries. Tools, gloves, soup, and light snacks will be provided.


Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Hike for Health. This Earth Day, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Columbia Valley Community Health invite you to hike for your health! Sign up for the hiking challenge, lace up your boots and meet on the Chelan River Trail.

Trail Work Party at Jacobson Preserve. Get your hands dirty doing trail maintenance at the Jacobson Preserve. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hoes and McLeods along the way. The Land Trust will provide trail maintenance instruction, snacks, water to refill your own bottle, gloves and tools.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for Families. Come out for an easy way to explore nature and celebrate Earth Day with your kids in the Foothills! This event is free and open to anyone. The Land Trust will be stationed at the beginning of the trail to help you get started, and Land Trust staff, local volunteers and nature lovers will be stationed along the trail to help you navigate, complete the scavenger hunt, and learn more about the plants and animals of our beautiful Foothills.


Bainbridge Island Land Trust

Get weeding! Invasive Weed Disposal. On Sunday, April 21 the Bainbridge Island Land Trust will be offering FREE Invasive Weed Disposal for island residents. Community members can bring their invasive weeds to the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station between 10am and 4pm, and the Land Trust will cover the cost of disposal! Land Trust staff and volunteers will be onsite to answer questions and provide assistance.

  • Sunday, April 21
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Hike the South Hills Bluffs. Come join the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy on this guided hike of the South Hill bluffs.  These sunny hillsides are a favorite place to neighbors and mountain bikers from across the region.  With any luck the “Spokane Flower” – arrow leaf balsam root will be out in bloom making this a memorable spring hike.

Hike the Knothead Trail. Join us for a “no discover pass required” hike through the Knothead Trail of Riverside State Park. This seven and a half mile loop hike through the natural area will include beautiful views of the Little Spokane River and past ancient petroglyphs. Participants will learn more about how INLC helped secure the Edburg Bass Conservation area connecting this network of trails.



Skagit Land Trust

Earth Day Planting Party. Help us celebrate Earth Day by getting your hands dirty with Skagit Land Trust and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group! We will be planting 1,000 trees at our Muddy Creek property in Hamilton. Following the planting, we will have free Earth Day festivities like fish seining and habitat bingo!



Blue Mountain Land Trust

Nature Kids Earth Day. Celebrate our beautiful planet by practicing Leave No Trace principles, crafting from recyclables, and planting your own pollinator friendly garden. Activities are best suited for children ages 3 – 10 years old.

  • Saturday, April 20th, 2019
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Whatcom Land Trust

Work Party at Bell Creek. Join Whatcom Land Trust at their Bell Creek property, a beautiful 25-acre tract of land along the North Fork Nooksack. The Bell Creek property is critical habitat for several species, particularly including multiple species of salmon and eagles. Edges of the field and portions along Bell Creek itself have become overwhelmed by invasives, notably blackberry, periwinkle and some English ivy, so we’ll be manually removing these and digging blackberry out for Earth Day! This site is beautiful and we want as many people to see it as possible, but parking is limited, so please carpool to the site!

  • Saturday, April 20th, 2019
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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The Nature Conservancy

Two generations planting a seedlingEarth Day Volunteer Orientation. This Earth Day, commit to making a difference – attend this volunteer orientation! Learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s work, how volunteers support our mission, and what you can do for conservation all year round.




Children volunteerGreen Cities Initiative Work Parties. Get your hands dirty with the Green Cities Initiative! Forterra is partnering for multiple Earth Day stewardship events around the Sound, including in Tukwila, Everett, and Shoreline



Great Peninsula Conservancy

Earth Day Weekend Tide Walk. Join GPC the Saturday before Earth Day for a walk from the Point-No-Point Lighthouse parking lot to GPC’s Cohoe Beach Preserve. On thiis morning, low tide will allow us to hike the 1.7 miles down to our pristine stretch of shoreline on Puget Sound.



Dishman Hills Conservancy

BalsamrootHike to the Glenrose. Join us for a spring hike through the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills. This is a 3-mile round trip over moderately steep terrain,with a longer 5.5 mile round trip option to the Cliffs. There will be nature and conservation information stops. See you there!



North Olympic Land Trust

Washington Coast Clean-up. Celebrate Earth Day this year by joining hundreds of fellow volunteers and participate in the 2019 Washington CoastSavers coastal cleanup on Saturday, April 20th. Last year, thanks to more than 1,000 volunteers, over 18 tons of debris from local beaches got removed. Join us at North Olympic Land Trust’s Lyre Conservation Area, or another site along the coast.



Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Earth Day Interpretive Walk. Our annual Earth Day walk, meandering through Cowiche Canyon, offers a series of expert presenters who will help you interpret the wonders of the natural world. Join us, and bring the kids! Meet at the Weikel / West Trailhead of Cowiche Canyon.

  • Saturday, April 20th, 2019
  • 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM