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Celebrate Marin's Earth Day Throughout the Year

Posted Monday, April 4, 2022 by MCVB Staff

By Joe Kukura


The whole planet celebrates Earth Day on April 22, but Earth Day is actually every day! Even though the 22nd has come and gone, there are still activities to participate in throughout the year to celebrate and support the planet's well-being. There’s no place on earth with the natural wonders of the world on display like in Marin County.  From the redwood forests to majestic mountaintops to whale-watching on the Pacific coastline, Marin County is a special place to commemorate the significance of Earth Day and enjoy the magnificence of Mother Nature.  But these natural treasures require stewardship and care, and Marin County marks Earth Day and the spring season with a number of upcoming events that both beautify and celebrate the planet.


The events below are not all on Earth Day in April, but each and everyone shows Marin County’s deep, ongoing commitment to conservation and custodianship. Whether it’s cleanup efforts on Pacific shores, eco-festivals or chances to meet critters up close, these earth-friendly events show how Marin County knows that a good planet is hard to find.


Marin County Parks Earth Day at Bothin Marsh

Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. to 11a.m.

The Marin County Parks sponsors a clean-up day at Bothin Marsh in Mill Valley. Be a part of the solution! Pick up litter along the multiuse path and around Bothin Marsh Preserve. This path is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail and provides recreational and commuting opportunities for thousands of visitors each month. It looks clean at first glance, but hundreds of pounds of garbage and recyclables surround us.


Earth Day Sail on the Freda B

Friday, April 22, 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a special afternoon expedition to celebrate Earth Day 2022. This sail will be focused on catching views of the local Bay and Pacific wildlife. Possible sightings include Pelicans, Seals, Harbor Porpoise, Cormorants, Gulls, Blue Herons, Egrets, Sea Lions, Sharks, and Whales. Though we can never guarantee a sighting, this route is known for its scenic view and exciting wildlife action.  The cost is $125 per person and must register at the above website link. 

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.


Clean and Green Day in Downtown San Rafael

Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Join other awesome volunteers and business members in sprucing up Downtown for Earth Day! We’ll be removing graffiti, polishing up parking meters and sidewalk fixtures, pulling spring weeds, and removing every little scrap of litter to help make Downtown match the beautiful merchants and other business owners who make San Rafael such a wonderful place to live.


Fairfax Ecofest

Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, June 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The annual Fairfax Festival is a parade and downtown festival that comes with a socially responsible and sustainable side. That side is the Ecofest, a grand pavilion exhibition featuring organic goods and foods. This year’s Ecofest will also spotlight organic beers and wines, and host an Ecofest Music Stage both days of the festival.


Save the date for Earth Day in Marin County. And be sure to make time for hiking, mountain biking, and farm-to-table restaurants while you’re here because Marin County is a real force of nature.


For all you need to plan your Marin County vacation, visit the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website or Facebook page.

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