Earth Day is April 21 and Arbor Day is April 28, but did you know April is actually Earth Month? Here’s the lowdown of eco-fun ways to celebrate in Dayton!
Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am-Noon
Speak for the trees, as the Lorax says, by putting down some roots at this yearly event! Plant trees and clean up the park, talk with firefighters, meet city officials and Seemore the Eagle! Bring gloves, shovels and a watering can if you have them! Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Pondview Park, 2320 Pondview Drive, Kettering
Saturday, April 21, 2:00- 4:00 pm
It’s Earth Day and we are celebrating Raptor style. To help the Raptor Center get ready for the influx of baby birds that need a bit of TLC every Spring, we are throwing a baby shower! Visit the Raptor Center at 2pm for a program featuring many of our avian ambassadors. Make a donation to the Raptor Center by “fostering a baby” or bringing a gift from our wishlist.
Location: Glen Helen Raptor Center, 1075 Ohio 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Saturday, April 21, 10: 00 am- 1:00 pm
We’ll search for migrant birds along the Little Miami. In celebration of Earth Day and in partnership with The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, we are hosting a drive-though shredding recycling station. Bring your paper to be shredded on site. Free. Corner of Limestone and Corry Street.
Location: Corner of Limestone and Corry Street
Saturday, April 21, 8:45 am check-in begins
Spend the morning volunteering in parks and other areas across Montgomery County and enjoy a free lunch afterward at RiverScape MetroPark. In 2017, nearly 2,000 volunteers planted 3,500 trees, cleared 47,000 lbs. of litter and cleaned eight miles of roadways, 16 miles of trails and 31 miles of waterways! Volunteers will be assigned to a crew that will work sections of waterways or work at a MetroPark removing litter and doing other Earth-friendly tasks. Individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are welcome. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please bring your own drinking water. Registration deadline: 5 PM, April 13
Location: RiverScape MetroPark
Saturday, April 21, 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
Commemorate Earth Day with free tree seedlings while supplies last! This project is brought to you with the support of the Montgomery and Miami County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Rush Creek Gardens. Free.
Location: 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St., Dayton, OH, 45402
Sunday, April 22, 10:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day by running or walking the trails, fire road, and meadows within Glen Helen.Be an Empress of the Earth, a Warrior for Wildlife, a Captain of Conservation! All participants are encouraged to dress as Superheroes of Nature. Use your imagination or come in costume as your favorite superhero.Price: 5k $25 / 10k $30. Day of Race, $35
Location: Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center, 1075 State Route 343, Yellow Springs