Earth Day is April 22!

April 15, 2022
Get ready for Earth Day next Friday, April 22! Since 1970, Earth Day has been a day for environmental consciousness and public efforts to keep our environment clean. In the decades since its inception, it has become an internationally observed day of action. There are events planned throughout Arizona for the public to participate in organized environmental cleanup projects or learn about conservation and sustainability. For example, here in Tucson, there is a cleanup of Arcadia Wash on April 22 from 8-10 am. Activities will include trash pickup, painting over graffiti, and invasive buffelgrass removal. If you do not see your community listed below, there may still be water-related events planned. Check your local news outlets to see what’s going on!


4/16 Tres Rios Cleanup: Help beautify and clean up the Tres Rios Wetlands. 


4/23 Earth Day Celebration: Participate in community cleanup and attend free workshops on topics including Rainwater Harvesting.


4/21 Water Watchers Discovery Day: Glendale Water Services and Library staff invite children and families to come explore interactive water conservation-related stations and learn where your water comes from. 


4/22 Earth Day Lower Salt River Cleanup: Join Natural Restorations to clean up the Lower Salt River by removing trash. 


4/23 RIO Earth Day Salt River Cleanup: Join Rio Reimagined for a community cleanup at the Salt River. Volunteers will receive a small native plant or seeds to take home.


4/30 Water Awareness Festival: Bring the whole family to learn about our waterways and the life they support.


4/22 Thomas Groundwater Treatment Facility Public Tours: Visit Scottsdale’s newest water facility and learn about Scottsdale Water’s plan for our water future.