Earth Day 2020

In April 2020, California State Parks Foundation will host its 22nd annual Earth Day celebration – building upon the events of prior years by hosting activities beyond a single day and celebrating throughout an entire month. Earth Day 2020 is the 50th anniversary of this worldwide movement and takes place during California State Parks Foundation’s 50th anniversary year.

To celebrate these special occasions, we will host Earth Day events in April that engage Californians with their local state parks through volunteer workday projects focused on climate resiliency. We will also build upon the open house model that we first launched last year by inviting the community to join us in celebrating Earth Day by offering opportunities to learn about the unique features of their local state park and participate in a range of activities.

We hope you will join California State Parks Foundation in celebrating Earth Day 2020.

Northern/Central California

Open House | April 25, 2020: Angel Island State Park - Family-friendly activities and opportunities to ride a ferry, see a variety of wildlife, help with a shoreline clean-up, and learn about the park’s history as an Immigration Station and how the effects of climate change impact immigration today.

Volunteer Workdays | April 18, 2020:

  • Candlestick Point State Recreation Area - Maintenance and shoreline clean-up for 2.5 acres of new bay land habitat and ongoing restoration of six campsites using locally adapted seedlings and saplings, shrubs, and small trees with related mulching and weed removal.
  • China Camp State Park - Trail maintenance, bridge cleaning, trash pick-up, invasive plant removal, and educational events.
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach - Coastal dune and bluff habitat restoration.
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkPrevent erosion, provide fire safe zones, remove non-native plants, and help install fencing to protect environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - Trail repair and maintenance, including: brush removal, rebuilding washout areas, and cutting back blackberries for visitor safety.
  • Trinidad State Beach - Habitat restoration and trail maintenance.

Southern California

Open House | April 4, 2020: Los Angeles State Historic Park - Community booths, family activities, public art, food, live music, local performances, and a panel discussion examining the intersection of art and activism in response to global climate change.

Volunteer Workdays | April 18, 2020:

  • Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park - Native habitat restoration and trail improvements.
  • Chino Hills State Park - Improve habitat and trail systems.
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park - Trail maintenance and clean-up of the garden grounds - prune and rake, put new soil down, and plant new plants and vegetables.
  • Rio de Los Angeles State Park - Support native plants through hands-on habitat restoration and environmental stewardship.
  • South Carlsbad State Beach (Tomato Fields) - Remove duff (leaves, soil), mulch, and invasive weeds with a variety of tools.

All sites and projects are subject to change. Registration for these events will open in late February to early March.