Thousands Celebrate Earth Day at Alum Rock Park
More than a thousand community members celebrated Earth Day at the first annual Alum Rock Park Earth Day Celebration on April 22. To kick off the event, hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park Rangers and the Volunteer Management Unit, volunteers picked up trash, planted native seeds and trees, and improved the trails for public safety and enjoyment. After a morning of care, park visitors enjoyed a resource fair that highlighted sustainable urban farming, volunteer opportunities, live snake and frog exhibits, local honey bee conservation and master gardeners and composters. Visitors had free access to the Youth Science Institute and enjoyed a wildflower walk. The day ended with the planting of a ceremonial tree to commemorate the day and celebrate 146 years of Alum Rock Park’s role of preserving nature. For more information, please contact Justin Long, PRNS Deputy Director, at (408) 793-5579.