Earth day is a nice way to help out in the community and develop greater appreciation for the natural beauty around us. With so many opportunities to be one with nature, Orange County locals are able celebrate this national holiday at several events being held.
Earth Day 2015 Whale Watch With American Cetacean Society (ACS) – Orange County Chapter
34675 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Date: April 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Celebrate this year’s Earth Day on the water with the American Cetacean Society (ACS). You can be on lookout for whales while enjoying the sunset and learning more about marine wildlife from local experts. Tickets can be purchased for $30 for ACS members, $35 for non-members and $28 for students, seniors and those under 18 years old. The profits will help the ACS protect cetaceans and their environment. Be sure to reserve your spot on the boat here.
OneOC Earth Day
Various places in Orange County
1901 E. 4th St., Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Date: April 16 – 22, 2015
OneOC is offering seven days of service opportunities in honor of Earth Day 2015. You can pitch in at various activities and use your skills to educate, lead a team, start your own project, or simply lend a hand to help out. Some of the activities include teaching how to prepare for an earthquake, assisting teachers with environmental lessons at an elementary school, planting trees, restoring local habitats, and participating in a 5K walk for United Way. You can learn more about all of the initiatives and register to help out on the website.
California State Parks Foundation’s 17th Earth Day Restoration And Clean-up
Chino Hills State Park
4500 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823
Date: April 18, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The California State Park Foundation is hosting clean-ups all over California this Earth Day. To find a park in your area, click here. With more than 25 locations to choose from, you are sure to find a convenient place for you and your family and friends to lend a hand.
Animal Feeding Day
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
3842 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Date: April 18, 2015 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Interact directly with nature at the Bolsa’s Chica Conservancy’s Animal Feeding Day and learn more about the animals. On hand will be various reptiles and marine wildlife to explore as well. Some of the topics covered will be biology, anatomy and natural habitats. For those who are on braver side, you may want to feed the snakes, however, be aware the food served will be live mice.
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Huntington City Beach Clean-Up
North of the Huntington Beach Pier
Intersection of Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Date: April 25, 2015 at 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Adorned with a picturesque coastline, Orange County is home to several local beaches. This Earth Day, get your hands dirty by taking part in the Huntington City Beach Clean-Up and help maintain the community’s natural beauty. The clean-up will take place on Huntington Street located north of the pier. You can simply drop in without signing up ahead of time and can stay for as long or little time as you want. Get a group together to pitch in while taking in the stunning view so many people have to travel far to see.