Even though Earth Day is officially celebrated on April 22 each year, we celebrate Earth Day everyday! The City does a lot to champion environmentalism and help educate the next generation of environmental stewards. Explore the resources below to see all that's happening and how you can get involved.
Be Water Wise Poster Contest
Information coming soon
Mayors' Monarch Pledge
Mayor McNamara was invited to take the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge Challenge by a group of second grade students at Conway Elementary School. At a future City Council meeting, the Mayor will proclaim Mayors' Monarch Pledge Day and encourage all residents of Escondido to take steps to increase the planting of milkweed and nectar plants to preserve and strengthen the monarch butterfly population. Learn more about the pledge.
Park Clean-Up Events
Want to help keep our parks and City clean and thriving? Volunteer for a clean-up event.
We Clean Escondido
Creek to Bay Clean-Ups
Escondido has an Urban Forest of over 65,000 trees valued at over 200 million dollars that is recognized as one of the City's greatest natural resources. Learn more here.
Did you know Escondido has two community gardens? Learn more about how you can get involved here. Here are some quick tips on composting but you can learn more at one of the City's upcoming free Composting Workshops.
The Tree Canopy & Requesting a Free Tree
The City of Escondido’s tree canopy, the part of a City that is shaded by trees, plays an essential part in the City’s infrastructure and beauty. Trees clean the air, reduce rain water runoff and erosion, and have many other benefits.
In comparison to other cities in our region, Escondido has the highest number of trees per square mile. In order to maintain and grow our Urban Forest, the City and SDG&E offer residents the opportunity to request a free tree. To learn more about the Adopt-A-Tree program and our City’s tree canopy, click here.