Our Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup Event is next Saturday, April 16. We need volunteers to join us to work on much-needed improvement projects at 27 state parks across California. Join us for a great day outdoors in a park working side by side with fellow community members to make a real difference this Earth Day. If you are still debating whether or not to volunteer, here’s what your Earth Day might be like if you sign up (hint: it will be awesome). 8:30am – 9am: You arrive at the park (following directions from the website) and park for free (!) because we appreciate our volunteers. You follow signs to the check in table head over to register, sign a waiver and say hello. [gallery ids="1927,1921,1922" type="rectangular" link="file"] While other volunteers get registered, you enjoy some graciously-donated coffee from Peet’s Coffee and breakfast treats from Fruit Guys, Nature’s Path, and Lundenberg. [gallery ids="1917,1923" type="rectangular" link="file"] 9am - The event organizers kick off the event! They welcome all the volunteers, give a safety talk, and explain the projects for the day. If there is more than one project, you pick the one that sounds good to you and join that group. Grab some gloves and tools and get ready to work! [gallery ids="1926,1920,1919" type="rectangular" link="file"] 9:30am – 12:30pm – You get work done! You help your team with the projects, get to know people, enjoy being outside, and have a great time. [gallery ids="1931,1932,1930,1918" type="square" link="file"] 12:30 pm – You did it! Look around and take in the improvements you made. Then gather together with the team to enjoy some lunch from SUBWAY Restaurants, and maybe get some fun prizes like Chipotle. [gallery ids="1925,1929,1928" type="square" link="file"] So what do you say? Will you join us next Saturday in a park near you? See a map of the parks, read project descriptions, and register to volunteer online. Registration will close early next week, so sign up today!