OCEANSIDE: Earth Day of Service set for April 23


The trees in this Oceanside, Calif. neighborhood are already in bloom on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Duncan Payton-Mortaloni)

News Release

Join the Green Oceanside team at the city’s Earth Day of Service and Celebration at Buccaneer Park, 1506 S. Pacific St., on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an event filled with arts, crafts and activities centered around sustainability and taking action to preserve and protect the planet and community.

At Buccaneer Park, guests will find out about sustainability efforts in the community, enjoy tunes by a local DJ, and grab a free retro “Stay Classy O’side” T-shirts provided by Waste Management. While there, visitors are encouraged to join the Buccaneer Park cleanup effort, complete with trash pickers and a fanny pack clean-up kit to help remove litter in our creek and waterways.

City Notes logo.Oceanside has also partnered with I Love a Clean San Diego to offer five cleanup locations that are critical to the health of the local watershed and environment. Each location will offer T-shirts and cleanup supplies; just bring a reusable water bottle and sunscreen. Visit www.creektobay.org to register in advance, or just show up on April 23 ready to rid the region of litter.

“We’re so excited to bring another innovative initiative for Earth Day this year that brings people to Buccaneer Park to celebrate and serve our local environment,” Oceanside’s Environmental Officer Colleen Foster said. “Joining us will be Marines from Camp Pendleton to showcase their environmental efforts and join in on the community clean-up. Everyone should stop by, grab a t-shirt and clean-up kit, and learn about the awesome organizations in Oceanside who truly make Earth Day everyday.”

Aside from festivities at Buccaneer Park on April 23, Oceanside residents can get involved in making Earth Day every day with a number of resources available all year round:

Residents can schedule a free pickup of their excess backyard produce with ProduceGood to benefit local feeding agencies while also preventing food waste. Those with backyard bounties can contact ProduceGood at [email protected] and 760-492-3467.

If you’ve opted to convert your yard into drought-tolerant landscaping, be sure to enter the 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest by April 30 for a chance to win a $250 gift card and a featured spot in the City’s e-newsletter. Visit www.landscapecontest.com for full contest details and to enter.

For those busy cleaning out their closets and garages of gently used items, set up an appointment for curbside pickup of your donatable goods directly with Oceanside DAV (Disabled American Veterans) by calling 619-337-9244 between April 18-29. With the added closet space, head down to a local business to spread your dollars locally with Green Oceanside Business Network members. Visit www.GreenOceanside.org for a full list of members and local spots to shop.

For all Earth Month activities, visit www.greenoceanside.org, and follow the City’s Green Oceanside team on social media, at @Oceanside_Water on Instagram and Oceanside Water Utilities on Facebook.

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