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:
Community Cleanup Day in Pelham
When: April 22-April 29
Where: Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick
Community groups & residents will do their part and pick up litter to keep our Town clean and green.
Joining is easy:
- Select your favourite park, roadway, trail, ravine or any other public space that needs a cleanup.
- Ask your friends, family and neighbours to join your cleanup team.
- Plan your cleanup by determining the start time, day, supplies that will be needed and if waste disposal is required.
- Last, register your cleanup – it’s important.
When you register you can request special litter collection, subject to approval, and are eligible for free litter and recycling bags. Registration closes on Wednesday, April 17.
Community Pitch in Day – Saturday April 27, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
Bring your family, friends and neighbours to Centennial Park in Fenwick (999 Church Street) to help your neighbours clean up our beautiful town. All the supplies will be supplied for you: gloves, safety vests, bags etc.
There will be food & coffee for all volunteers who help out!
Registration can be done here: www.pelham.ca/cleanup
City of St. Catharines Pitch In Day
When: Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.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 Clean City Clean Up.
Gloves and garbage bags are provided; you provide the community spirit.
Help make St. Catharines a more beautiful place by volunteering to clean up one of the 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.
- QEW off ramp at Ontario Street
Meet at the Henley Square plaza parking lot at the corner of Ontario Street and Henley Drive (395 Ontario St.).
Please note: Children under the age of 12 can not participate at this location.
- Former Fairview Golf Course
Meet at Pet Smart parking lot (40 YMCA Dr.)
- Roehampton Park/CNR Spur Line
Meet at the parking lot (55 Roehampton Ave.)
- Rotary Park
Meet at the parking lot (395 Pelham Rd.)
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. Supplies are provided.
Register online or call 905.688.5601 ext. 1630.
Pick up supplies from the following locations:
- Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre – 240 St Paul St W.
- Merritton Branch of the St. Catharines Public Library – 149 Hartzel Rd.
- St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre – 425 Carlton St.
Earth Day Extravaganza at the Welland Farmers’ Market
When: April 20, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Welland Farmers’ Market, 50 Market Square, Welland
Enjoy kid’s activities and free face painting. Help beautify the market! Free seedling giveaway.
Earth Day at Heartland Forest
When: Monday, April 22, 10am-noon
Where: 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls
Come out and celebrate Earth Day:
– seed bomb planting
– nature scavenger hunt
– trail clean up
Annual Earth Day Expo at St. Catharines Market Square
When: Friday, April 26, 10am-3pm
Where: St. Catharines Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines
Hosted by Links for Greener Learning.
This is a free event and anyone from our community can attend. This is to celebrate a day of global significance and seeks to raise awareness of pertinent issues that are affecting our environment and inspires people to work together to resolve them. Our annual Earth Day Expo is held in recognition of this day and facilitates a variety of practical workshops and activities from various local green organizations, booth displays and engaging student competitions.
Earth Day Plant Sale and Family Activities
When: Saturday, April 27, 8am-1pm
Where: Malcolmson Eco-Park, 325 Lakeshore rd. at Niagara St., St. Catharines
Fun family activities, planting trees and wildflowers, nature hike, park cleanup, presentation on invasive plants, free refreshments. Native Plant sale of trees, shrubs, wildflowers for pollinators. Dress for outdoors and bring a shovel/trowel.
Earth Day Drop-In for Kids
When: Monday, April 22, 10am
Where: Niagara Falls Public Library
An hour of open-ended, Earth Day fun with a variety of crafts, games and activities. Victoria Ave. & Community Centre Libraries.
Wildflower Seed Bombs for Earth Day
When: Saturday, April 20, 3pm
Where: Port Colborne Public Library
Want to have some fun while making the world a greener, more environmentally friendly place? Make exploding seed bombs that are both fun to throw and an easy way to grow native wildflowers.
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