Safety is a top priority for California State Parks Foundation. We have been closely monitoring local, state, and federal agencies regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result of this, we have made the tough decision to postpone our Earth Day Open House celebrations and volunteer events. Click here to learn more about our response to COVID-19 and please check back often for updates.

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.


Shovel in dirt

Native trees, plants, and shrubs were planted across California at our 2019 Earth Day celebration.

In-park events like our Earth Day celebrations are an opportunity for community members to experience firsthand the benefits that parks can provide to their families.

Rachel Norton
Executive Director, California State Parks Foundation