Earth Day Let’s all step up and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by participating in these activities.

​Celebrate 50th Earth Day

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events below have been either canceled or postponed. Please contact the representative for details.

Thank you to all collaborators for taking the time to plan an event. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate 50 years of Earth Day soon.

Downtown Pollinator Pocket Garden

RUGN building and preparing the pollinator pocket garden to go in the north end of imagine-alley near Shoop Parking Garage.
​Details coming soon. 

Contact Chris Flynn at [email protected]

Plant Trees at Colonial Park

​Weed Out! RacineRoot River CouncilSoutheast Gateway Group Sierra Club
Small tree and shrub planting in Colonial Park flood plain.
Saturdays April 18 and April 25 9:00 to noon
Meet at the Root River Steelhead Facility (navigate to 2200 Domanic Drive)
Contact Melissa Warner at [email protected]

Garden Cleanup

Friends of the Shakespeare Garden 734 Lake Avenue, Racine
Garden cleanup and preparing for Wm Shakespeare’s birthday
April 19, Noon to 4:00
Refreshments will be provided
Contact Kay Gregor at [email protected]

Dog Park Tree Planting

City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Arbor Day Tree Planting 
April 24  (time TBD)
Owen Davies Dog Park, West Boulevard
Tree Planting with Mayor Mason
Contact Tom Molbeck at  [email protected]

Ecosystem Restoration

​Wild Ones Native Landscapers
Ecosystem restoration at Colonial Park May 2, 9:00 to noon
Meet at the Root River Steelhead Facility (navigate to 2200 Domanic Drive)
Contact Regina Harders at [email protected]

Bird Walks

​Hoy Audubon Society
Bird walks all month

  • April 8 at Cliffside Park (parking area #2) woodcocks, 5:30 pm
  • April 22 at Root River Parkway (tentative) woodcocks, 5:30 pm
  • April 28, May 5, May 12 May 19 at Cliffside Park area #2, 8:00 am
  • April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20 at Colonial Park (off West High Street), 5:30 pm
  • May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22 at River Bend Nature Center (3600 North Green Bay Road), 8:00 am

Mulching Paths in Sturtevant

Sturtevant Beautification Committtee
Will be mulching the paths around the community garden(s).Tree(s) to follow later. 
Meet at Village Hall (2801 89th Street) Sturtevant
Saturday April 18, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00
Contact Rose Woodruff at [email protected]

Eco-Justice Center Earth Day Friendraiser

Eco-Justice Center
7133 Michna Rd, Racine, Wisconsin 53402 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Stop by EJC for food & refreshments and the chance to learn more about Eco-J and how you can become more involved.
  • How working with animals can change the way we view ourselves.
  • How getting our hands dirty can feed our souls, as well as our minds.
  • How creating with nature’s gifts is better than retail therapy.
  • How a visit to EJC can unplug us from the frenzy and reconnect us with what truly matters-care for Earth and all living things
RSVP by April 15 to Nik Chapman, Program and Communications Coordinator: [email protected]
Download the flier by clicking the flier image. 


Earth Day with Music, Song, Poem, Story, Dance

Grassroots Open Mic: Earth Day Edition
Spectrum School of the Arts and Gallery (2050 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI 53403)
April 8 and April 22
 | 6:00pm-9:00pm | All Ages | Free Admission | Free Kringle and Coffee (thanks to Larsen Bakery and Wilson’s Coffee & Tea)
Monetary and Non-Perishable Food Donations Appreciated
Host: Nick Ramsey of Family Power Music

Buckthorn and Honeysuckle Removal & Garlic Mustard Pull

Buckthorn and Honeysuckle Removal and Garlic Mustard Pull
River Bend Nature Center  3600 North Green Bay Road, Caledonia (Racine)
May 9, 9:00 to 3:00, come when you can, leave when you must
Dress for the weather.
River Bend supplies tools and gloves; pizza for lunch. 
Contact:  Bob Oertel at [email protected]