Earth Day 2020

This April, we are hosting our 22nd annual Earth Day celebration online! Earth Day 2020 is the 50th anniversary of this worldwide movement and takes place during California State Parks Foundation’s 50th anniversary year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact 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. 

To celebrate these special occasions, we plan to engage Californians online with their local state parks and focus on the things we can do now to practice climate resiliency. To take part in the digital celebration, be sure to take our pledge below and follow us at @calparks on Instagram and Twitter, and California State Parks Foundation on Facebook for Earth Day trivia, ways to celebrate Earth Day while social distancing, and more! We hope you will join California State Parks Foundation in celebrating Earth Day 2020.

Earth Day Grants

In celebration of Earth Day, California State Parks Foundation teamed up with sponsors to introduce $75,000 in new grant funding for parks in need throughout the state. This year, while we all do our part to help flatten the curve, thanks to the support of our major Earth Day sponsors – United Airlines, Edison International, The PG&E Foundation Corporation, Oracle, Target and Blue Shield of California –  California State Parks Foundation is shifting resources and redirecting $75,000 in funds to help address immediate needs in our parks. Learn more. 

Earth Day Giveaway

Even though we are physically distant, we can still celebrate our Earth and state parks this Earth Day! Tell us how you are celebrating Earth Day this year and one lucky winner will win a state parks of California hat and shirt from our collaboration with Parks Project. Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Like this photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (or all three!)
  2. Comment with how you are celebrating Earth Day while social distancing
  3. Tag a friend to do the same!
  4. Make sure you are following @calparks on Instagram and Twitter, and California State Parks Foundation on Facebook.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, April 22 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced Thursday, April 23.


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