On Saturday, April 21, thousands of volunteers throughout California helped construct and update structures for ADA compliance, clear trash and clean graffiti, remove invasive plants and replace them with native species, renovate campgrounds, maintain trails, and more in celebration of our 20th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). With the help of grant funds and many volunteers, 35 state parks got support to complete special projects and needed maintenance on this day of service.
Please check back for a summary of your Earth Day impact soon!
To commemorate the 20th anniversary, presenting sponsor PG&E has funded a special round of grants for important projects to help state parks in the face of natural disasters – to better cope with wildfires, drought and other environmental impacts in the short term, and to build resiliency to deal with the effects of climate change in the long term. The parks awarded these grants are:
Read more about the special projects at these sites here.
Our 2017 Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provided an opportunity for all of us to do something meaningful for our planet by giving back to the state parks in our communities. Across California, more than 3,000 volunteers helped restore and clean up 40 state parks, in partnership with nearly 30 park nonprofits and community organizations.
Over 19 years, more than 85,000 participants have given more than 350,000 hours to build bridges, split rail fences and boardwalks; conduct river, lake and beach cleanups; restore trails and habitats with native plants; and install recycling bins and irrigation systems.
Registration is open! Select a park near you for project details, start times, directions, and contact information. This section will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.
Note: If you wish to volunteer at Coast Dairies State Park/Panther State Beach, Natural Bridges State Park, Asilomar State Beach, or Carmel River State Beach, please register with Save Our Shores.
Please download and sign this waiver and bring it with you to the event. If you're registering a group, be sure everyone brings their own copy.