These Earth Day events are just weeks away. Here’s how to get involved

City of Sacramento staff are inviting people to participate in a series of events to help clean litter from community locations and waterways.

The events take place at nine locations on April 23 to celebrate Earth Day and are open to individuals or groups.

“Join hundreds of Sacramentans in celebration of our planet, Earth, for a citywide litter cleanup event,” said Jennifer Venema, the City’s sustainability manager. “Your help is needed to keep our community beautiful.”

People can sign up to participate by clicking on the events below, which will be coordinated through HandOn Sacramento. Most of the events take place from 9 to 11 a.m.

According to staff, volunteers should wear sunscreen and appropriate work clothing, as well as bring their own water and snacks. Tools to clean litter will be provided.

Sacramento Regional Transit will be offering free bus and light rail rides the day of the event.

The City is also a sponsor of an Earth Day event organized by the Environmental Council of Sacramento on April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Earth Day is celebrated internationally and is on April 22, 2022.