Celebrate Earth Events
VOLUNTEER—Spend a day working on a Central Oregon farm with WWOLF (Willing Workers On Local Farms). Meet the farmers, learn how the farm operates, and help work on some projects. In return, participants will get a lunch, lively conversation, and a day spent outdoors in the countryside! Projects for all ages and abilities. Meet at Locavore. 10 am-3 pm. Central Oregon Locavore, 1216 NE 1st St., Bend. Free.
friday 17 & saturday 18
Juniper Park Cleanup—Bend. April 17, 9 am-noon.
Dry Canyon Cleanup—Redmond. April 18, 9-11 am
Steelhead Falls Restoration—Terrebonne. April 18, 9 am-1 pm
Trout Creek Restoration—Ochoco National Forest. April 18, 9 am-3 pm
Crooke County Cleanup—Prineville. April 18, 9 am-1 pm
Earth Day Spring Clean—Sisters. April 18, 9 am-1 pm
Register by visiting volunteerconnectnow.org and clicking on the Service Events button or contact Diane Adams at 541-385-8977.
Lunch & Lecture
OUTDOORS—Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Christina Cid, High Desert Museum director of programs, and search the land, air, and water around the museum to document the biodiversity of the High Desert using a smartphone or tablet. Participants will walk over uneven ground, but for short distances. Bring a smartphone or tablet with the iNaturalist app downloaded onto it. Noon-1:30 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97, Bend. Free.
Earth Day Fair & Parade CELEBRATE—Join The Environmental Center for a festive celebration of the natural world with live music, art, food, interactive displays, and hands-on activities for all ages. A colorful, creative parade filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite species will kick off the day of festivities. Gather for the parade at 10:30 am. Note: No motorized vehicles, written words or live animals allowed in the parade. 11 am-3 pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free.