Earth Day is April 22 and there are lots of activities during the week afterwards. Pick a place and go pitch in to make Milwaukee more beautiful!
Cache In Trash Out event for anyone who enjoys geocaching. I haven't seen a local event set up yet, but I'll add details locally if I see something. This is for people who want to hunt for geocaches (and we have lots in Milwaukee area) and you pick up trash along the way.
Havenwoods State Forest- Saturday, April 26, 9-noon. Pick up litter and make the parks cleaner for the Great American Clean-up. This link is actually the main DNR link and includes events at many other places in the state too.
Clean-up for Friends of the Hank Aaron Trail and Milwaukee River Keepers- Saturday, April 26 from 9-12. Milwaukee Riverkeeper will be providing bags, gloves, and free t-shirts. Preregister if possible. Click on either link to find one of the 50 locations, or just meet at Miller park.
Urban Ecology Centers- Saturday, April 26 is a big day at all three sites. The morning from 9-noon will be a clean-up at all three of the centers, followed by lunch from noon-1:30. But be sure to click on their link because they have special activities scheduled all month long.
Wehr Nature Center- Sunday, April 27 from 1-4 at the nature center, there will be naturalist- led hikes and recycled crafts projects. Kohls' Wild Theater will have a play featuring puppets and music. I will be there for a book signing of my book, "101 Things to do in Milwaukee Parks". Authors, Ken Keffer and Stacy Tornio will also be there for the book signing of their nature books for children. Cost is $3 per person for non-members.
Schlitz Audubon- Sunday, April 27 from 12-4. Canoeing, guided hikes, ponding, live animals, beach-combing, geocoding, plant sale, and activities in the nature center. Music will be provided by Lil' Rev. Cost is $6 child/ $7 adult for non-members.
Earth Day Project at Washington Park- Saturday, April 26, 8-1. The Student Conservation Association will meet at Washington Park Urban Ecology Center to complete service projects around the park. This project is open to all students who applied for the student conservation association's summer program.
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful- Saturday, April 26, 9-12 at Park Clean-up at Hawthorn Glen and other neighborhoods throughout the Milwaukee area. Click on the link to get the calendar and scroll to find activities near you.
Green Living Festival at the Domes, Mitchell Park- Saturday, April 26, 9-3. Totally fun family event featuring Kohl's Wild Theater, crafts, food demos, fashion show, and even some chickens!