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. 

Earth Day Escondido Event
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Mark your calendars for the free Earth Day Escondido event.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Washington Park.
Check back soon for more information!

Earth Day Poster Contest
Every year students in grades K-8 at schools across Escondido are challenged to create a poster celebrating that year's theme using materials they would normally throw away. This fun, interactive competition brings awareness to the importance of recycling. Poster submission deadline is March 4, 2020, so contact your child's teacher or Lori Calvert at lcalvert@escondido.org or 760-839-4361 for more information.

World Water Day Celebration
Join the City's Environmental Programs staff along with other North County Water Agencies to celebration World Water Day.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Grape Day Park

Events include a FREE 3-hour workshop on landscape design from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (registration required)
Splash Science Mobile Lab from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Raffles and giveaways!

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 the April 1, 2020 City Council meeting, the Mayor will proclaim April 1, 2020 as 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.
Volunteer Escondido
We Clean Escondido
Creek to Bay Clean-Ups

Urban Forest
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.

Community Gardens
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.