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Blog  ·  April 13 2023

Celebrate Earth Day in Pierce County

Spring is in full swing, and with it comes the annual celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. This is a day when people from all over the world unite to demonstrate their support for environmental protection and raise awareness about pressing environmental issues.

Earth Day serves as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to care for our planet and protect it for future generations. It’s a time to reflect on our impact on the Earth and take action to make a positive change.

One of the best ways to participate in Earth Day is by attending one of the many events taking place throughout Pierce County. These events offer a fun and engaging way to learn more about environmental issues and take action to make a difference in your community. From educational exhibits and hands-on activities to live performances and delicious food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at these Earth Day events. And with so many different events taking place throughout the area, you’re sure to find something that fits your interests and schedule. Take a look at what Pierce County has to offer for celebrating Earth Day.

Earth Day South Sound | April

Take part in Earth Day South Sound events featuring a variety of activities such as educational workshops, guest speakers, live music, and a marketplace for sustainable products and services. Earth Day South Sound has been online since the beginning of April and there are lots of events to participate in before and during Earth Day. Visit the Honor: People and Salmon Exhibit at Kittredge Gallery in the University of Puget Sound to view an exhibit that evokes support for restoring salmon and orcas, their land and waters, and the communities surrounding them. Enjoy nature walks and farmers’ markets or participate in litter cleanups and meditation. Check out the Earth Day South Sound website for a calendar full of events and details or read more about why Earth Day is so important on the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Earth Day South Sound page.

Puyallup Tribe Earth Day Celebration | April 22nd, 10am - 2pm

This event is hosted by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Sustainability group at the Canoe Landing Site. The celebration includes a range of activities, such as educational booths and exhibits, hands-on activities, performances, and food vendors. Attendees can learn about the importance of protecting our natural resources, protecting endangered species, and reducing pollution. They can also participate in activities such as seed planting, crafting, and exploring nature. Click here to get more details on this celebrational event

Earth Day Celebration at Meridian Habitat Park | April 22nd, 12 - 4pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Meridian Habitat Park with free demonstrations, nature activities, and games for all ages. Venture on the new nature trail and the outdoor classroom about upcoming nature-based programs. Activies for all ages include flower planting, a nature scavenger hunt, a color hunt, nature art and craft projects, family fun stations with nature experiments, demonstrations, giveaways, meeting local nature experts, and more. Visit their site and register to enter into a drawing for a prize giveaway!

Earth Day Sale | April 22, 9am - 6pm

Join the Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Stores in Lakewood, Puyallup, and Tacoma for their Earth Day Sale. Get 50% off donated items, excluding yellow tags and mattresses. Both In-Store and Online items will be included in this sale and every purchase you make helps Habitat for Humanity build homes! Visit the store’s online page to see what’s available and learn more about the sale.

Washington Coast Cleanup | April 22nd, 9am - 12pm

Volunteer to clean up Washington’s beaches including South Beach, Northern Shores, Long Beach, Shine Tidelands, and more. This event is hosted by the Washington State Parks and the Washington Clean Coast Alliance and has been an Earth Day tradition for many years. Over the last three beach cleanups, 1,175 volunteers picked up 61,380 lbs of trash off the beaches and you can help out this year. Dress for variable weather conditions, wear sturdy footwear, and pack a lunch with plenty of water! Visit the Washington State Parks website or the Washington Coast Savers website to learn more.

Lakewood Parks Appreciation Day | April 22nd, 9am - 12pm

Join the Lakewood City staff for a day of community service and beautification of five Lakewood parks. These parks include Harry Todd Park, Fort Steilacoom Park, Community Garden, Edgewater Park, and Kiwanis Park. Volunteers will help remove invasive weeds, pick up trash, and perform other light landscaping to spring clean neighborhood parks. Learn more about it here or to look at Pierce Conservation District’s event calendar for other Earth Day events.

Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet and take meaningful action to protect it. Pierce County is filled with celebrations and activities for Earth Day and you can enjoy it with your choice of events, speakers, demonstrations, lessons, foods, volunteer work, and more.