April 15, 2021|By The Conservation Fund| Partnerships

How Do You Plan to Celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day has grown from a small mobilization effort led by American environmentalists into a world-wide event. This week, events across the globe—both in-person and virtual— will bring together people to celebrate the 51st Earth Day (officially Thursday, April 22, 2021).

So, how do you plan to celebrate?

If you’re still looking for ideas, please check out this great resource from the official Earth Day website, where you can find virtual and live events happening close to you (and around the globe!).

4 15 21 Earth Day events maphttps://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/#map

If you live near one of the Earth Day events listed below, check it out!*

Atlanta, Georgia

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) Urban Forest Festival
Saturday, April 17
Jump, climb, and play at the 2021 Urban Forest Festival! The family fun includes hiking and observing the various species of the urban forest with the U.S. Forest Service and Trees Atlanta. Attendees will also learn best practices for hiking and running in the woods and replenishing energy by making a healthy-vegan energy bar. Registration and more information can be found here.

4 15 21 WAWA Urban forest image 

Finding the Flint Earth Day Clean Up
Thursday, April 22
This is a rare opportunity to explore and clean up the headwaters of the Flint River near the world's busiest airport. This Earth Day, The Conservation Fund is joining forces with Flint Riverkeeper and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to clean up a stretch of the headwaters that needs some TLC. Learn more about this event here.

4 15 21 Finding the Flint April 24th eventPhoto courtesy Finding the Flint.


Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina 

“Our Reflective History” Art Installation Community Day
Saturday, April 17
Bailey Drive, Raleigh
Talented multimedia artist Tiffany Baker’s walkable art installation on Bailey Drive uses portraits of neighbors to celebrate the histories of Rochester Heights and Biltmore Hills in Raleigh. The installation will go up later this spring, but Tiffany will be onsite Saturday, April 17 to share her work and meet nearby residents. FREE individual and family portraits will be taken by a professional photographer, along with food, music, raffles, and updates from the Bailey Drive Gateway project and our partners. Find out more. 

4 15 21 BDG flyer 

 Ashe Street Spring Kick-off Event
Saturday, April 17
Ashe Street, Durham
Join the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, Durham Community Land Trustees (DCLT), Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) and SEEDS for a community garden kick-off event. The community garden program provides access to fresh foods and about gardening in general. Attendees will receive a FREE native plant kit and learn about ECWA's water quality monitoring program. 
4 15 21 Ashe st. april 17th event

Kansas City, Missouri

Spring Planting Day
Saturday, April 24
Our partner in Kansas City, the Marlborough Community Coalition, will celebrate Earth Day with a spring planting day at Marlborough Rising Mural Pocket Park, where native plants will be planted into beds that were prepared with cardboard mulch and topsoil during a previous volunteer day.
4 15 21 Marlborough Rising MuralPhoto courtesy Marlborough Community Coalition.


Baltimore, Maryland

Guided Nature Walk and Story Time
Thursday, April 22
Join our Parks With Purpose partners the Greater Baybrook Alliance, The Boys and Girls Club, and Enoch Pratt Free Library for an Animal Ambassador Story Time followed by a guided nature walk around Garrett Park. This family friendly event will let you enjoy Garrett Park—a 7.5-acre park located in the heart of the Brooklyn neighborhood—while helping clean-up for Earth Day. 

4 15 21 GarrettPark Spring2019 c Lisa BowlingPhoto by Lisa Bowling.


*Please be follow your local public health advisories.