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Community Cleanup volunteers hold an Earth Day event on April 23 to clean up trash on Ventura Boulevard between Universal City and Woodland Hills. In the file photo, volunteers from the Church at Rocky Peak and the Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth joined forces with the Volunteer Cleanup Communities in March 2022 to remove trash from Haskell Creek in the Sepulveda watershed. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)

The first Earth Day was observed on April 2, 1970 as an environmental “teaching” in the United States. Conservationist and US Senator Gaylord Nelson, also a two-time former Governor of Wisconsin, is credited for proposing a special day to raise awareness and severity of pollution and find legislative and personal ways to protect and care for the environment.

Here is a sample of the 2022 Earth Day events in Los Angeles County.

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April 22

Restoration of the natural habitat of the dunes: The Bay Foundation, with the support of various city, county and state agencies, invites volunteers to remove non-native ice plants and replace them with seeds of native species on the dunes of North Manhattan Beach. Work hours, 9:30-11:30 am on April 22, 27 and 29. Lifeguard Tower, 26th Street, Manhattan Beach. See the Environmental Sustainability section of the city’s website, Details about the project and to register as a volunteer:

Wild for the Planet – Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden: Special programming for Earth Day and April, 10 am-4 pm Advance admission purchase required: $22; $19 over 62 years old; $17 ages 2-12. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323-644-4200. April schedule details:

Sustainability, Climate Change and Our Environment: Los Angeles City College and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles present theme presentations from 10 am to 2 pm in the City’s Garden (next to the Martin Luther King Library) on campus. Use lot 4 or the street to park. LACC, 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles.

Ocean Kayak Trash Cleanup: Guests will paddle within the Palos Verdes Peninsula Marine Protected Area, at 11:30 am on April 22, weather permitting. Minimum age: 5 years. Cost $120 per person; advance reservation is required. Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. 310-494-7891. Sign up in advance here:

Earth Day 2022 at Memorial Park in Pasadena: The nonprofit Day One and the City of Pasadena present a “Pasadena Candidate Climate Forum,” 5-6 p.m. (moderated by the League of Women Voters of Pasadena; main stage), followed by an exhibit , from 6 to 8 p.m. . Location, 85 E. Holly St. Details and to register in advance here:

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April 23rd

Earth Day Ventura Boulevard Cleanup – Universal Studios to Valley Circle Boulevard: Volunteer to help clean up litter on a portion of Ventura Boulevard from 8:30 am to 10:30 am (includes litter in alleys, bushes, curbs, and streets). Volunteers will be assigned to areas and with a partner. Bring your own gloves and drinking water; Cleaning supplies will be provided. The event is organized by Volunteers Cleaning Communities. Contact Jill Mather, [email protected] Register in advance from the link on the website here:

Torrance Beach Cleanup: Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and volunteers from Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club, Heal the Bay, and Grades of Green will participate in the event, 9 am Bring your own protective gloves. Miramar Park, 201 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach. 310-375-0691 Make a reservation to volunteer here: or here:

Earth Day Celebration in San Fernando: Opening ceremony and welcome by members of the Fernandeno Tatavium Band of Missionary Indians, 9 am TreePeople representative gives a tree planting demonstration, 9:30 am There will be a planting of 15 oak trees and a workshop, 9:45 am-noon. Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, 2025 Fourth St., San Fernando. TreePeople, City of San Fernando, Register to attend here:

Earth Day Festival in Glendora: The event includes a community bike ride, workshops, entertainment, giveaways, an information exhibit and vendor booths, a narrated eco-tour of Glendora, recycling games and a scavenger hunt, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be collections of delivery of used oil and oil filters; beverage containers; used shoes in good condition and documents to shred. Glendora City Hall, 116 E. Foothill Blvd. 626-914-8228.

Earth Day Cleanup at Belmont Pier in Long Beach: Join Recycle for Veterans for the event, 9-11:30 am Registration, 9-9:30 am Bring your own bucket/bag and dustpan (some items may be available). Register early for the event. Email: [email protected] Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 35 39th Place, Long Beach (map: Details about hours and supplies and to sign up here:

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Earth Day Open House at Chatsworth Nature Preserve: Opening ceremony with a Native American blessing, guided walks, animal exhibits, and a community resource fair, 10 am to 2 pm Rules: No bikes, pets, drones, scooters, smoking. Use the gate on Valley Circle Boulevard (west of Plummer Street), Chatsworth.;

Hermosa Beach Cleanup: The Sea Sprite Hotel hosts the event, from 10 am to 4 pm Local businesses and musicians are supporting the event. Provisions and snacks will be provided. Volunteers meet at the hotel, 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. There is no parking at the hotel; plan ahead Register ahead to volunteer from this link:

Manhattan Beach Cleanup: The Waste Less Shop, State Farm Steve Saiz Agency and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event, 10 am to 2 pm Pick up a bucket at the Waste Less Shop (3515 Highland Ave.) or the State Farm marquee at the beach . El Porto, between Calles 34 and 35. Register in advance to volunteer (go to the events calendar tab):

Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Dockweiler State Beach: Volunteers needed for event, 11 am-1 pm 12000 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles. Sign up in advance here:

Earth Day Camp at Hopkins Wilderness Park: South Bay Parkland Conservancy presents an Earth Day weekend event, April 23-24. Hours April 23: Overnight camping registration and preparation, noon to 7 pm ($10 in advance on website); native plant workshop and walk; dinner ($15 in advance on website). Hours April 24: Breakfast (for campers); habitat restoration; lunch ($10); activities, crafts and music. This is the 45th anniversary of the founding of the park. Hopkins Wilderness Park, Sycamore Camp, 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. conservancy website, Details for the weekend, payment of the camping and dinner on Saturday:

Going up

BioBlitz – A City Nature Challenge event: Caltrans, the National Wildlife Federation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the #SaveLACougars campaign come together for an event to identify nature, in the iNaturalist app, at the site of the future Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing in Agoura, 10 am to 1 pm April 29. Prior registration is required. Details and registration here:

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s 7th Annual City Nature Challenge: Community scientists in Los Angeles County are invited to observe and take photos of wild animals, plants and fungi, from April 29 to May 2. Upload observations and photos to the free iNaturalist mobile app. Use photos taken only within the dates. Tips on what to find: Any wild plants, animals, fungi, lichens, slime molds, or any other evidence of life (droppings, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses) found in your city, neighborhood, home, backyard (see this link for ideas: Scientists will identify and sort the information from the public, from May 3 to 8, and the results will be announced on May 9. Please read the “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more details: For more information about the global event: From the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County:

Earth Day Celebration: The West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce hosts the event which includes children’s activities including bouncers and rock climbing, live dance and music performances, meet and greets with local elected officials, fire and police representatives, information booths from community and schools, and food trucks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30. Tarzana Recreation Center, 5655 Vanalden Ave., Tarzana. 818-347-4737.

West Valley Community Resource Fair: The fair includes information from agencies offering a variety of programs and services, as well as lawn games, giveaways and raffles, on April 30 from 11 am to 2 pm. Topics include: after school programs; summer programs for children and adolescents; Public Library; security programs; addiction support; mental health support; voting information; blood pressure checks and dental screenings (see website for a list of participating agencies). Woodland Hills Academy, Quad Area, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills.