A big thank you to our Featured Sponsor: Beyond Montessori School
Whether you have toddlers at home or older kids, it’s never too early or late to teach them about the importance of keeping our planet clean and protecting Earth’s natural resources. Every little bit helps and the earlier children learn simple habits, the more ingrained it will become. We can use Earth Day as a starting point for creating change. Earth Day isn’t just about celebrating the Earth on one day of the year – it’s about making changes every day that will create a lasting impact.
Here is our list of Earth Day events in Niagara:
9th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Beyond Montessori School
When: April 22, 11am-3pm
· Fun community event – everyone is welcome!
· Kid-friendly – fun, eco-activities
· Bouncy Castle (thank you Atlantis Inflatables)
· Great grub – community potluck – bring your favourite home-made dish
· In the spirit of recycling, Goodwill will have a truck at the event to collect any used items you might like to donate
· Mingle with community peers, parents and our Montessori teachers
· Take a peek at our new facility!
Join your school community and help us celebrate Earth Day!!!
Check out www.facebook.com/BeyondMontessoriSchool/ for more information!
Community Cleanup Days in Pelham
When: Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick
Student Participation Day – Friday April 21
Elementary and High Schools want to keep your school looking its best?
Student and teachers help do your part in cleaning up your school yard/street! Elementary and high school students please register below. Please provide the address of the school, the number of students participating, the area you intent to clean (school yard and/or adjacent park), curbside location for collection and contact name and information. The Town of Pelham will provide you with garbage bags, gloves and safety vests for the duration of the clean up.
Community Clean up Day- Saturday April 22
Residents can register below or come to Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to participate.
City of St. Catharines Pitch In Day
When: Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rain or shine
Where: Various locations around St. Catharines
Join the Clean City Advisory Committee and other community volunteers as they pick up litter at City parks and in neighbourhoods across St. Catharines during the Pitch-In Day Spring Clean City Clean Up this Earth Day.
We provide the gloves and garbage bags; you provide the community spirit.
Help make St. Catharines a more beautiful place by volunteering to clean up one of following designated sites:
- QEW off ramp at Lake Street – meet at the Best Western Plus parking lot (2 North Service Rd.). Please note: Children under the age of 12 can not participate at this location.
- Malcomson Park – Located at 325 Lakeshore Rd.
- Pic Leeson Park – Located at Dundonald Street. Main entrance off of Bloomfield Street.
- Participark Trail – Follows the east bank of the Twelve Mile Creek from Glendale Avenue to St. Paul Crescent. Meet at trail parking lot on Old Glendale Road (near Pelham Road and Glendale Avenue).
- April 29 – 9a.m. to 11 a.m. – QEW off ramp at Ontario Street
Meet at the parking lot at Ontario Street and the service road (near the Angel Restaurant). Best Western Plus parking lot (2 North Service Rd.). Please note: Children under the age of 12 can not participate at this location.
You can also volunteer to help out at these alternate sites:
- Benfield Drive (behind Walmart plaza) – join volunteers to clean up along the fence line.
- Vintage Park – Located at 66 Vintage Cr.
- Old Welland Canal along Oakdale Avenue – join volunteers to clean up from the historic Knifeworks site to the north end of Moffatt Street. Meet in parking lot at corner of Eastchester Avenue and Oakdale Avenue.
You can also help clean your own neighbourhood or favourite park. Get a group together and call 905.688.5601 ext. 1630 to register and to let us know where you’ll be cleaning up so we can arrange to pick up the trash.
We can also provide supplies.
Call 905.688.5601 ext. 1630 to register.
Pick up supplies from the following locations:
- Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre – 240 St Paul St W.
- City Hall – 50 Church St.
- St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre – 425 Carlton St.
Earth Day Extravaganza at the Welland Farmers’ Market
When: April 22, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Welland Farmers’ Market, 50 Market Square, Welland
Join us for some Earth Day fun at the Welland Farmers’ Market. Bring the family for some children’s activities, face painting and help beautify the Market!
Textile Waste Diversion will be there, so bring a bag of used clothing/textiles and receive a FREE market tote bag*.
We will also be giving away free seedlings*.
*While supplies last.
Centennial Gardens Earth Day Clean UP!
When: April 22, 9:30am-11am
Where: St. Catharines Disc Golf Club, 321 Oakdale Ave, St. Catharines
We Need Your Help!
The City of St. Catharines, St. Catharines Disc Golf Club & The SouthRidge Shelter have teamed UP to tackle Centennial Gardens once again!
Come and be part of the change. With Canada 150 celebrations on the horizon, Centennial Park is in the middle of a major revitalization and needs an all hands on deck approach to Celebrate this Historic Park!
So strap on your boots, roll UP your sleeves and help us change the world at this Historic Downtown waterfront park.
Gloves, bags & good karma will be supplied. Coffee & Refreshments provided by Mahtay Café & Lounge!
Earth Day Tree Planting Projects – Niagara-on-the-Lake
When: Saturday, April 22, 9am-12pm
Where: 1875 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL
On April 22, 125 trees will be planted on property adjacent to the Three Mile Creek tributary located at 1875 Niagara Stone Road. An additional 150 trees will be planted on April 29 on the grounds adjacent to the storm water pond at the southwest corner of the intersection at Glendale Avenue and Taylor Road.
NPCA has agreed to supply saplings in three gallon pots and Niagara-on-the-Lake Communities in Bloom, in association with the Town, will supply mulch and water.
Project organizers are looking for eager participants willing to assist with the planting process. All are welcome to attend!
The morning schedule is as follows:
9:00 a.m. Participants arrive
9:15 a.m. Orientation, planting instructions, education and safety
9:30 a.m. Start planting
11:15 a.m. Complete planting and site clean-up
12:00 p.m. Wrap up
Participants are required to wear appropriate clothing, including gloves and footwear, and are asked to bring their own shovel and bucket. Thank you in advance to all those who will be assisting us in these exciting tree planting projects. We look forward to working with you!
Earth Day Extravaganza at Evergreen Academy Inc.
When: April 22 2pm-4pm
Where: Evergreen Academy, 178 Elm St., Port Colborne
Evergreen Academy in Port Colborne is hosting an eco-fair on April 22nd, to celebrate Earth Day and to promote eco-mindedness in our community! This will be an all-age event and include interactive activities, giveaways, games, crafts, performances and more! All members of the community are encouraged to join us!!
We hope you will consider attending this event to help promote stewardship for our planet, our community, our children, and yourselves!
Rocky from Paw Patrol will arrive at 3PM
There will also be some performances by the Evergreen kids!!
Earth Day Community Clean Up
When: April 22, 9:30am
Where: Thorold Public Library, 14 Ormond St. N, Thorold
Join the City of Thorold and the Village Church on Earth Day, April 22 and help us clean up the city.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the Thorold Public Library to pick up supplies and join a team. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
3rd Annual Earth Day Expo at St. Catharines Market Square
When: Friday, April 21, 10am-3pm
Where: St. Catharines Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines
This year the 3rd Annual Earth Day Expo will be held on April 21, 2017 from 10am-3pm in Downtown Market Square, St. Catharines. We will be having eight workshops such as: composting, recycling, energy conservation & water conservation,. These will be hosted by various green organizations. Based on last years turnout we are expecting between 600-800 students and members of the public. Special guests in attendance will include MPP Jim Bradley, MP Chris Bittle and Mayor Walter Sendzik. We will also be having 3 exciting student competitions: poster, photography and an Eco-Fashion show. This event will be covered by COGECO and various other media organizations.
Celebrate Earth Day at Alchemy Yoga and Wellness Studio!
When: Saturday, April 22, 1pm-2:30pm
Where: Alchemy Yoga and Wellness Studio, 4099 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls
To celebrate Earth Day @ Alchemy we are offering a great make and take class of products with only the best of plant medicine.
For $15 you can choose from several incredible flavours and make 3 of your own organic, vegan lip balms.
For $30 you can make 3 Organic Essential Oil Rollerballs to meet the needs of many different emotions.
Call the studio to register and save your spot! This class has been requested by popular demand (905)341-5930
Earth Day Explorers
When: Saturday, April 22, 12pm-3pm
Where: Malcomson Eco Park, St. Catharines
After helping out the Friends of Malcolmson Eco Park tend to the park in the morning, teachers will be ready to play in the afternoon.
(Parents and children are encouraged to wear their Nature School T-shirts and join us any time in the morning as we participate in the annual earth day event at the park.)
We have had such a splash the last two weeks, we will provide tools and resources (nets, jars, magnifying glasses, books etc) to explore the life in the pond.
Teachers will continue to encourage the participants to use every sense to find signs of spring, providing the opportunity to record their observations with their clip-boards and the cameara.
Above all, we will explore and climb, discover and learn!
Drop off – Malcolmson Eco Park, between 11:45 – 12:00 PM.
Pick up – Malcolmson Eco Park 3:oo PM
$20 for 1 session (3 hours)
To register, go to http://
Earth Day Native Plant Sale and Volunteer Activity Day
When: Saturday April 22, 8 am to 1 pm.
Where: Malcomson Eco Park, St. Catharines
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help plant native plants and trees and clean up the park. Free refreshments.
The Toy Trunk Earth Day Open House
When: Saturday, April 22, 10am-3pm
Where: 3833 19th St, Lincoln
Let’s celebrate Earth Day and spring at our Earth Day Open House! April 22nd from 10am-3pm, join us in Jordan as we have a few snacks and do a little shopping! Come see what we have at The Toy Trunk! JOINING US are Pean & Bear AND Jenny Coomber Designs!!
The Great Cloth Diaper Change
When: Saturday, April 22, 10am-2pm
Where: An Myer Secondary School, 6338 O’Neill St., Niagara Falls
Recycle Your Electronics Event & BBQ
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am-3pm
Where: Carlton Heights Pharmasave, 595 Carlton St., St. Catharines
Sponsored by Beyond Montessori School
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