EARTH DAY

Events in Montgomery County

In Pennsylvania last year, about 128,000 volunteers picked up over 6 million pounds of trash, and planted over 13,000 trees, plants and flowers. 

Volunteering

Trails - SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL

CONSHOHOCKEN SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL CLEANUP

April 20 & 21
Multiple Locations

Keep one of Montgomery County's most vibrant natural assets - the Schuylkill River Trail - looking its best. All participants will receive SRT Spree swag; volunteers aged 21 & over will get a voucher for a free SRT Ale to be used at the SRT Spree festival in Mont Clare or the Sly Fox Tastin’ Room in Pottstown on April 20 or 21.

CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP

April 26
10:00am

Cheltenham Township will commemorate its 31st Annual Arbor Day Celebration at 10:00AM on Friday, April 26th at Carroll Brooke Park in Glenside. The Township expects to receive its 21st consecutive Tree City USA Award  for its continued progress in community forestry activities.

POTTSTOWN CARES SPRING CLEANUP

April 15
The Hill School
Pottstown

This litter-removal event starts at the Hill School, but roving bands of volunteers will then hit Riverfront Park, Memorial Park and other borough open spaces, gathering gunk along the way. In their wake, Pottstown will sparkle in readiness for spring and summer.

EARTH DAY CLEANUP

April 16
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park
Mont Clare

Lend a helping hand with some basic sprucing up throughout Mont Clare and Port Providence. Volunteers are requested to report to Lock 60 by 9 a.m. and sign in at the Locktender's House. From there, it's onto the Earth Day assignments of trail clearing, tire removal, litter pick-up, flower-planting, tending the herb garden, and removing fallen branches and trees. Appropriate dress (jeans, work shoes, gloves) is recommended.

RECYCLING DRIVE

April 13
Hatfield Borough/Township
Multiple Locations

Township and Borough residents will be able to recycle hazardous household materials, appliances, shred personal documents, recycle old tires and volunteer their time to clean up the community. This event is free to Township and Borough residents and is not for commercial use. Volunteers can assist with community service projects that include cleaning up stream banks and trash removal at parks throughout the Township.

GREEN LANE PARK

EARTH Week Project

April 28
1:00pm

Norristown Farm Park
Norristown

Join us in an animal habitat restoration project. Park Ranger Mike and volunteers will lead an effort to remove invasive plants from a section of our park. Some native species will be planted. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. Bring work gloves. Loppers, pruning saws and shears, and trowels are helpful if you have them. Learn to identify native and non-native plant species. Pre-registration is preferred; meet at the park office.

NORRISTOWN PROJECT

April 
Riverfront Park
1 Haws Avenue
Norristown, PA

This beautification project will prepare one of Norristown's idyllic sites - Riverfront Park - for its oncoming summer traffic. Volunteers are needed to clean the river banks and green areas of litter, preventing harmful items from going into the Schuylkill River and causing more damage to the environment.

49TH ANNUAL CREEK CLEAN UP

April 27
Wissahickon Creek and Green Ribbon Trail

Keep Ambler Borough looking terrific by volunteering for this trash pick-up event. One the landscape and waterway is clear of debris, the organizers (Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association) throw a picnic at Fort Washington State Park. 

Learning Experiences

PARKS - NORRISTOWN FARM PARK

EARTH DAY ART

April 22
Norristown Farm Park
Norristown

It is never too early to start learning about ways to help our earth. We’ll talk about what we can do at home to make the earth a better place. Play a recycling game and make an Earth Day craft. Pre-registration is required; meet in the Salt Wing.

Haunted Montco - LORIMER PARK

BIRD WALK

April 16
8:00am - 10:30am

Lorimer Park

Spring migrants are returning to Montgomery County's skies, making this Earth Day Weekend event a great opportunity to see species that generally don't come to backyard bird feeders. Your guides are the experienced members of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Binoculars are recommended.

Family Events

Upper Merion Earth Day

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

April 13
11:00am - 2:00pm

Upper Merion Township Building Park
King of Prussia

The Annual Upper Merion Township Earth Day Festival is celebrated to raise awareness about ways to maintain a healthy Earth. Enjoy live music, food vendors, yoga demos (bring your own mat), environmental groups, kids activities, pony rides, and more.
Join us in celebrating the Earth, learning how to care for our environment, and enjoying outdoor family fun!

PARTY FOR THE PLANET

PARTY FOR THE PLANET

April 27
10:00am - 3:00pm

Elmwood Park Zoo
Norristown

Sure, it features clowns, music, a kid-centric play, an eco-friendly expo and plenty of animals. But Elmwood Park Zoo's annual Earth Day event also hosts Green Drop Charitable Donations, where attendees can bring clothing, kitchen items, books and baby items (but please, no appliances) to be recycled.

DOWNTOWN GLENSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL

April 27
9:00am - 6:00pm

Glenside Avenue and Easton Road

For the fifth year in a row, the Downtown Glenside Arts Festival honors its Earth Day clean-up volunteers with an outdoor celebration of the arts. The party, sponsored by the Downtown Business Merchants Association, includes vendors offering crafts, food, entertainment and wine.

NARBEARTH DAY

May 4
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Chet Tyson Pavilion

Narberth's 30th annual Narbearth Day celebration includes live music, great local food, and a chance to connect with area businesses and organizations working to protect our planet.