Volunteers will participate in environmental and earth-friendly activities including tree planting plus sensitive-wetlands maintenance and cleanup. The volunteers will then enjoy entertainment, food from local restaurants, informational displays and a family photo booth. Children can try their hand at kite making and kite flying, bounce houses, games, crafts and flowerpot planting. A Promise Tree will be stationed at the event – folks can write their pledges on tree leaves to increase their awareness and become more involved in environmental protection.
Also present will be local eco-friendly vendors such as the local garbage and recycling company County Vector Control; Contra Costa Storm Water; Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market; a hybrid car display; Veolia Water; and local landscaping companies.
“This will be a great Earth-friendly family opportunity for residents and guests alike to volunteer and learn more about environmental issues pertaining to conservation and going green,” said CSD President Chris Steele.
To volunteer, call 925-634-1733 or visit www.todb.ca.gov. The first 150 volunteers to sign up receive a free 2012 Earth Day T-shirt.