Earth Day with the Friends

Since 1970, April 22 has been celebrated annually as “Earth Day” – a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Invest in Our Planet”, and the City of Claremont’s establishment of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is a fine example of investing in our planet by protecting the habitat, wildlife, and watershed of our hillsides.

The Friends of the Wilderness Park are celebrating Earth Day in two ways:

Celebration at Shelton Park on Sunday April 24

Sustainable Claremont is hosting an Earth Day Celebration in Shelton Park (the first in-person Earth Day celebration since 2019), and the Friends will be there! Stop by our booth and learn more about the Wilderness Park, what the Friends do, and how you can be involved in caring for the Park. We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Sunday April 24, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where:  Shelton Park, Claremont (corner of Bonita Avenue & Harvard Avenue)

Trash Pick-up Kits

Last Saturday, at our Second Saturday event, the Friends gave out Trash Clean-up Kits containing gloves and trash bag with instructions to visit the Wilderness Park or another park and pick up trash and an encouragement to pick up trash every month.

Earth Day Trash Pick-up Kits waiting to be picked up.

All the kits were gone in 45 minutes. Some Park visitors picked them up for their children, and one pre-school teacher took some for her class. Why don’t we all take a few minutes to pick up some trash?