Earth Day comes early this year! Stockton hosts its annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, and various other events are scheduled throughout the month of April. I’ve highlighted those in green.
Sunday, April 6: Stockton Earth Day Festival. Theme: “Living Water Wise.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park. More details here.
Saturday, April 5-Sunday, April 6: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.
Monday, April 7: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. Guest speaker Steve Chase, director of Stockton’s Community Development Department. More details here.
Tuesday, April 8: Audubon Society meeting. Presentation: “Bird Feathers and Bird Bones.” Writer and naturalist David Lukas will talk about bird bones, feather and muscles, and how they work together to help a bird fly and live in its environment. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Stockton.
Thursday, April 10: Presentation on the Bank of Stockton’s photo collection of Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River. Bill Maxwell, archive manager of the bank’s collection of photographs, will present. 7 p.m., Lodi Police Department Community Room, 215 W. Elm St.
Saturday, April 12: BugFest at Oak Grove Regional Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live insect displays, bug safaris, creepy-crawly cuisine, crafts, games and more. Free, but parking at Oak Grove costs $5. More details here.
Saturday, April 12:Electronic waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boyd Service Center in Tracy. Free.
Saturday, April 12: Electronic waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lodi Transfer Station, 1333 E. Turner Road. Free.
Thursday, April 17: Redwood School, under the San Joaquin County Office of Education, hosts an Earth Day plant sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help pay for a greenhouse and for solar panels. 3555 Wilmarth Road. Information: (209) 931-4047.
Saturday, April 19: City of Manteca hosts free event with paper shredding, free compost and electronic waste recycling. Open to Manteca residents only. 8:30 a.m. to noon at 210 E. Wetmore St.
Saturday, April 19-Sunday, April 20: Free admission at Yosemite National Park. A number of other events are planned for the course of the week, but had not yet been announced at the time of this posting. Check here in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, April 22: University of the Pacific’s “Spring Seed Swap” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ted and Chris Robb Garden, near the psychology-communication building. People are encouraged to bring seeds, seedlings, transplants and garden goodies. The same evening, a food and hunger presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Vereschagin Alumni House.
Friday, April 25: University of the Pacific “Green Fashion Show” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the DeRosa University Center ballroom.
Tuesday, April 29: Presentation, “Bike Maintenance Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn how to prolong the life of your bicycle. More detailshere.