Where to Volunteer on Earth Day

More than 90 sites in Oakland are looking for volunteers on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20. Among them are several near Piedmont, including Splash Pad Park and at the Morcom Rose Garden.

Nearly 100 parks, creeks and other neighborhood locations in Oakland — including some near Piedmont — are looking for volunteers this weekend.

Most of the sites registered with the City of Oakland will put volunteers to work from 9 a.m. to noon on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20. You may register at the individual site of your choice. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools, gloves hats and sunscreen.

You may see a complete list of sites here.

Among the nearby locations:

Morcom Rose Garden, 700 Jean St. Weeding, pruning. Info: Jane Bicek, janebicel@aol.com

Splash Pad Plaza, Grand Avenue and Lake Park Avenue. This event is scheduled for Sunday, April 21. Planting, weeding, pruning, trash pick-up. Info: Ken Katz, ken@katzpjs.com

Glen Echo Park, Monte Vista Avenue (one block east of Piedmont Avenue). Sponsored by Friends of Glen Echo Park and PANIL. Planting, weeding, pruning. Info: Arleen Feng, ayfeng@alum.mit.edu

Broadway Garden, Keith Avenue and Broadway. Planing, trash pick-up, weeding, pruning, spreading mulch. Sponsored by Oakland Landscape Committee. Info: Gordon Piper, rgpiper330@gmail.com

Do you know of more places nearby to volunteer on Earth Day? Tell us in the comments section below.

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