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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

Earth Day 2010 Events in the Lower Mainland

The 40th Earth Day happens on April 22nd, 2010 with events to participate in across the Lower Mainland from April 17th to April 24th (and beyond!). From its humble beginnings in 1970, Earth Day is now the is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide with millions of participants from countries across the globe. Plant native trees, pull invasive species, release fish into local streams and enjoy fun events, entertainment and activities!

On April 22, 2010 participate in the 40th Earth Day's 40th, celebrating awareness and appreciation for the environment which started in the United States in 1970. Events are being held all across the Lower Mainland from April 17 to April 24, 2010. So plant a tree, help clean up your local park, enjoy activities and exhibits to celebrate our beautiful Earth!Earth in hands.

VANCOUVER
- EARTH DAY VANCOUVER @ EVERETT CROWLEY PARK (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm | Cost: Free | Help plant 1,000 native trees in Everett Crowley Park and enjoy exhibits and entertainment! | Website
- GREEN WEEK @ SCIENCE WORLD (MAP) | Dates: April 17th - April 24th | Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm (6:00pm on weekends) | Cost: Adult: $18.75; Youth/Student/Senior: $15.25; Child: $12.75 | Science World's Green Week focuses on sustainability with activities and special guests. | Website
- I HEART PLANET EARTH @ VANDUSEN GARDENS (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm / 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Cost: Non-Member: $20; Member: $15 | Celebrate Earth Day at the VanDusen Gardens by investigating the Garden and the importance of preserving our natural world. Propagate your own plant and make a special earth-friendly craft. | Website
- EARTH WEEK @ VANCOUVER AQUARIUM (MAP) | Date: April 17 - April 24 | Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm | Cost: Adult: $22; Youth/Student/Senior: $17; Child: $14 | Join the Celebrate Earth Day and help plant a tree in the
Lower Mainland.Vancouver Aquarium for a week long party for the planet! Do a Scavenger Hunt, enjoy crafts, activities, face painting and participate in our Goodbye Salmon Fry event where you can name and release your own young salmon into the nearby stream. | Website
- EVERGREEN'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY EARTH DAY VANCOUVER CELEBRATION @ JERICHO PARK (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm | Cost: Free | Events will include an exhibitor's fair, workshops, nature walks, music, food and First Nations festivities, as well as restoration efforts with the Jericho Stewardship Group and Evergreen. | Website

WEST VANCOUVER
- STREAMKEEPERS ADOPT-A-FISH @ WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (MAP) | Date: April 17th | Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm | Cost: Free | See the fish tank and displays and adopt a fish (complete with a certificate!) and release it into MacDonald Creek. | Website

NORTH VANCOUVER
- EARTH DAY @ LOWER SEYMOUR CONSERVATION RESERVE Spread the three R's this Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle.(MAP / TRAIL MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm | Cost: Free | Join volunteers to pull out invasive species from the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve followed by a BBQ! | Website
- EARTH DAY @ LONSDALE QUAY (MAP) | Date: April 22nd | Time:11:00am - 3:00pm | Cost: Free | Celebrate Earth Day at Lonsdale Quay with a reptile display, face painting, balloon animals in Kid's Alley and the Nature Trust of BC in the Rotunda. | Website

BURNABY
- WRA EARTH FEST @ BURNABY LAKE PAVILION (MAP) | Date: April 25th | Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm | Cost: Free | This community event by the Wildlife Rescue Association offers booths from local stewardship organizations, games, invasive plant removal, bird and bee box making, interpretive trail tours, entertainment and snacks! | Website

RICHMOND
- CAMBIE COMMUNITY CLEANUP @ KING GEORGE PARK (MAP) | Earth Day participants can help
pull invasive species and plant
native trees.Date: April 17th | Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm | Cost: Free | Help clean up East Richmond´s parks and waterways as your contribution to Earth Week 2010. | Website

SURREY
- ENVIRONMENTAL EXTRAVAGANZA | Dates: April 17th - June 6th | Times: Vary | Cost: FREE | This seven week program at various locations throughout Surrey explores parklands and nature, offers movies, encourages tree planting and neighborhood clean ups and more! | Website
- EARTH DAY CELEBRATION @ BEAR CREEK PARK (MAP) | Date: April 17th | Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm | Take a stroll through the Park and enjoy booths, entertainment and activities! | Website

DELTA
- DELTA EARTH WEEK | April 18th - 23rd | Times: Vary | Cost: Free | Delta will be celebrating Earth Day with a week-long schedule of events, activities, environmental tips, challenges and prizes kicking off with a Fish Release of 25,000 chum fry into Watershed Creek. | WebsiteCelebrate Earth Day throughout the Lower Mainland!

LANGLEY
- ONE DAY WONDER: EARTH DAY @ LANGLEY CENTENNIAL MUSEUM (MAP) | Date: April 17th | Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Cost: $14 (6-12 years) | Go green, green, and more green with crafts from reduced, reused, and recycled materials (pre-registration required). | Website

PITT MEADOWS
- CITY OF PITT MEADOWS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN SPIRIT SQUARE (MAP) | Date: April 22nd | Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Cost: Free | Join Pitt Meadow's first Earth Day Celebration with arts, crafts, games, demonstrations, exhibitors and more! | Website

MAPLE RIDGE

- EARTH DAY @ MEMORIAL PEACE PARK (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm | Cost: Free | Maple Ridge Earth Day features exhibitors showcasing their environmental activities as well as Children and adults can also plant seeds on Earth Day to learn how they grow.performances and activities throughout the day. | Website

MISSION
- EARTH DAY @ MISSION LEISURE CENTRE (MAP) | Date: April 22nd | Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm | Cost: Free | A celebration with themed crafts, activities and resources for ages 0 - 6, parents and caregivers. | Website

SQUAMISH
- EARTH DAY CELEBRATION (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm | Cost: Free | Celebrate Earth Day surrounded by the mountains with tree planting, a drum circle, entertainment, BBQ and more! | Website

VANCOUVER ISLAND: VICTORIA
- EARTH DAY @ PARKSIDE VICTORIA (MAP) | Date: April 22nd | Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm / 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Cost: Free | Enjoy planting activities, face painting, movies, story times, crafts, a Book Swap and adult Picking up garbage in your local neighbourhoods is a popular Earth Day activity.Earth-themed activities in the evening! | Website
- EARTH WALK 2010 (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 12:00pm | Cost: Free | Earth Walk is an annual fun family event that invites everyone to parade in colourful costumes, all for the love of this Planet (assemble at the BC Legislature grounds). | Website

VANCOUVER ISLAND: COURTENAY
- EARTH DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL @ SIMMS PARK (MAP) | Date: April 24th | Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm | Cost: Free | Fun for all, Earth Day Family Festival in Courtenay includes a kids activity area, music and exhibits. | Website

VANCOUVER ISLAND: TOFINO
- EARTH DAY WEEK @ TOFINO | Dates: April 19th - April 25th | Times: Vary | Cost: Free | Enjoy an Earth Day Pancake Breakfast, watch documentaries, go on interpretive walks and clean up trails and beaches! | Website






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