Earth Day Climate Action

Save the date for Earth Day Climate Action throughout the month of April 2021! We will be hosting in-person and virtual events to support parks and bolster climate resiliency!  

In 2020, California was faced with a global pandemic, massive budget cuts, and rampant wildfires. 2020 will have lasting impacts on our families, communities, and state parks. All of us at California State Parks Foundation are as committed as ever to protecting the natural treasures that offer us so much peace and joy. This April, we hope you will join us in committing to our California state parks and participate in Earth Day Climate Action with California State Parks Foundation.  

With the COVID-19 vaccine slowly being distributed across the country, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate in this impactful month for parks and the environment. That is why this year we will be hosting both virtual and in-person Earth Day events.  

In-person volunteer workday projects will focus on directly supporting parks by bolstering their climate resiliency, such as removing brush around buildings to reduce fire risk, maintaining trails to prevent erosion that could damage watersheds, removing invasive plants and planting native species, and building split-rail fences to protect habitat by keeping hikers on the trail and vehicles on roads.   

Our virtual celebration will include a webinar with key leaders in the climate resiliency field and a self-guided clean up. Fighting climate change starts at our own front doors. You can make a huge impact on our state parks by cleaning up your own neighborhoods and local open spaces, and we will give you all the tools you need to do so!   

Stay tuned for more details. For the most up to date information, check back here or follow us on social media. Follow @calparks on Instagram and Twitter, and California State Parks Foundation on Facebook.

YOUR IMPACT

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Native trees, plants, and shrubs were planted across California at our 2019 Earth Day celebration to combat climate change by storing carbon dioxide. 

Our annual Earth Day Climate Action brings together park champions to build climate resiliency in our state parks and protect them from future threats. 

Rachel Norton
Executive Director, California State Parks Foundation