This year’s Earth Day falls on a Monday (this April 22, to be specific). Taking the time off to properly celebrate our communal home may be difficult because of that. However, with the Easter weekend taking place directly before Earth Day, finding the time may be easier. In fact, many of the events celebrating Earth Day will be held during this upcoming weekend.
So, if you’re out of ideas for things to do for Earth Day, here are a few highlights to give you a head start.
- Monday, April 22. Brainerd Public Library 4pm-5pm – We’ll start off with an event close to our hearts. Our very own Michelle H. will be at the Brainerd Public Library to talk about the Earth’s most valuable resource: water.
- Monday, April 22. Leech Lake Earth Day ’19 Noon-4pm – At the Boys & Girls Club of Leech Lake, the US Forestry Service, RREAL, Leech Lake Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Solid Waste, Leech Lake Fish & Wildlife and many more will be hosting a fun event geared towards encouraging everyone to “Get Outside!”
- Friday, April 19-Saturday April 20. Run Earth Day Running Events – All Weekend – If you’re down by St. Cloud this weekend and are looking to enjoy the great outdoors AND like to run, take part in the Run Earth Day event. With a variety of races and expos, you’ll be able to find something to enjoy.
- Saturday, April 20, Harriet Alexander Nature Center. Roseville 10am-2pm – Step into spring with the annual celebration of the earth! Enjoy free music and a showing of “The Lorax” Visit the butterfly garden, plant seeds, and more. The event includes parades, cake, and tons of games & activities.
- Monday, April 22. 2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K Minneapolis “Virtual Race”. Any time – Want to celebrate Earth Day by helping the Earth? Take part in this “virtual” race. You run on your own, and send your time into the organizers. $15 of your entry fee will go to Wild Earth Allies, a non-profit dedicated to protecting endangered habitats. Neat!
- Saturday April 27. Urban Roots MN St. Paul. 8:30am-2pm – If you can’t get away this weekend for any of the previously mentioned events, give this one a try. Park cleanups, sunflower plantings, and even a soil testing station will be part of the half day event.
Many Statewide Locations:
- Saturday, April 20-Monday April 22. 167 State Parks Across MN. Any Time – One of the best things about living in Minnesota is the variety of landscapes we have. To the forested areas to the North to the plains to the South, you can find a location that speaks to you. Dotted throughout Minnesota are 167 state parks. From historical locations to sites that celebrate our state’s natural beauty, there are so many to choose from. You’ll be sure to find one to your liking. All you gotta do is get outside!