County Participates in Earth Day Events, County Earth Day Fair Monday


The County of San Diego will take part in Earth Day and earth-friendly events around the county to share how the County protects the environment—from improving air quality to protecting watersheds and diverting waste from landfills—and explain how residents can help.

Those events will include a County Earth Day Fair to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the County Operations Center at 5500 Overland Avenue in San Diego, and participation in EarthFair 2019, Sunday, April 28 in Balboa Park.

Monday’s County Earth Fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the main plaza of the County Operations Center. There will be informational booths and displays, environmental swag, activities, prizes and a recycling collection event for batteries and compact fluorescent lights (no tube lights).

Some of the other earth-friendly events County departments will be taking part in include:

  • EarthFair 2019: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, Balboa Park, San Diego. The annual event expects to draw more than 60,000 visitors and feature more than 300 exhibitors, including the County’s Parks and Recreation Department, Air Pollution Control District and the Department of Public Works, which will team up with the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista to hold the “Reuse and Repair Fair.”
  • I Love a Clean San Diego’s 17th Annual Creek to Bay Event: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The County is one of the many sponsors of the event. Last year, more than 6,400 volunteers collected more than 72 tons of trash and debris from 116 sites. Register at I Love a Clean San Diego’s website.
  • Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Garden, located at 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive, El Cajon. County contractor, the Solana Center, will host informational booths about composting.
  • Arbor Day Plant a Tree: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, April 26, Flinn Springs County Park, 14787 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon. ($3 parking fee) The County Parks department wants to help you celebrate Arbor Day by planting native tree seedlings.
  • Earth Day Bird Watching: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Lake Morena County Park, 2550 Lake Morena Drive, Campo. ($3 parking fee) Join a County park ranger for a bird-watching hike along the shore of Lake Morena. Learn about diverse bird species while watching rare birds fly through the trees and along the water to hunt for food.