Oakland, CA – On today, Saturday, April 21st, Oakland will hold its largest annual volunteer cleaning and greening event, Oakland Earth Day. Over 3,000 volunteers are anticipated at 115 locations to pick up litter, remove graffiti, weed, mulch, and restore native plant habitat.
Approximately Oakland 70 sites are in parks or along creeks and other waterways, and about 40 sites will be neighborhood cleanups of streets, sidewalks and schools. Oakland Public Works sponsors the event, with support from the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and participation of more than 90 community groups including Friends of Sausal Creek, Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation, Keep Oakland Beautiful, and the Unity Council.
Last year, more than 2,600 volunteers pitched in. Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join. All tools are provided.
For an interactive map and details on projects, visit www.oaklandearthday.org. Groups of 10 or more should R.S.V.P. with the site coordinator. Individuals and small groups are encouraged, but not required, to R.S.V.P. For more information, please contact Mike Perlmutter, Environmental Stewardship Team Supervisor, at [email protected], or (510) 238-7294.
Here’s the rest of the Oakland Earth Day events, upcoming after Saturday:
Celebrate Earth Day the OPRYD Way! – Join your neighbors to clean and green Oakland from Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, April 22 and participate in the largest civic observation in the world. Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) is sponsoring Earth Day projects at several areas within the community. Perform a good deed for nature and your community by volunteering at a recreation center near you. Please view below current list of locations participating in OPRYD Earth Day activities.
Town Camp & PerfectMind are Here! – Enroll in Town Camp NOW! Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) is leading the youth summer experience with its dynamic and innovative Town Camp curriculum designed to help youth grow up fully prepared, healthy, reach their highest potential, and discover the hero within. Sign your child up for engaging themed activities and fun weekly excursions.
For more information on schedules, pricing, and scholarships please visit www.oaklandnet.com/parks. Better yet, get ahead of the crowds and register for Town Camp and other OPRYD programs through our new “go to” registration site – PerfectMind. Members can enroll for any class online, from any device, anywhere with little effort and without having to contact recreation staff. See updated services in this clean and easy to read format. Log-in as prompted or create your profile, today! Visit PerfectMind at https://cityofoakland.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn?returnUrl=%2F
For the entire set of Oakland Earth Day Events, and more visit the City of Oakland’s official website: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Events/index.htm
Jane Dixon is new to blogging in Oakland, but loves The Town!