Earth Day may have already passed but communities across the Central Coast are still celebrating the planet with activities ranging from tree planting to live music.
These events were are being throughout the weekend.
Chumash Earth Day
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ Environmental Department hosted its annual free Chumash Earth Day at Kitiyepumu’ Park. The event featured tree planting, arts and crafts and special appearances by Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear. There was also a special live performance by local musician Dewey Roberts. For more info, visit the tribe’s website.
Tree Planting Event in SLO
The City of San Luis Obispo hosted a tree planting event at Mitchell Park. The city planted five new trees to replace older ones that were removed because of their age and safety concerns. The city’s official Arbor Day is in the fall but each year there are smaller symbolic plantings on or around National Arbor Day at the end of April. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more.
Santa Barbara Earth Day
Hosted by the Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara Earth Day is one of the largest Earth Day events in the Central Coast. The massive three-day festival includes live music, a beer and wine garden, educational events for climate action, volunteer opportunities and a slew of other activities. For more, visit the festival’s website.