2019 Earth Day Events in Hampton Roads!


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There are so many events planned to celebrate Earth Day in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Here is our BIG LIST!

Date: April 20-27, 2019
Description: Pick a site and pick up litter Invite family, friends and groups. Together, Walk Hampton Clean. At the end, everyone's walking miles will be added for a grand total!  How many miles can you clean? Register today!
Date: April 20, 2019 beginning at 6am
Description: You have up to 24 hours beginning Saturday April 20th @ 6:00am to ride/log as many laps as possible on the Norfolk VA Bike Loop. We ask that every registered rider (ages 18 and up or with a registered adult) checks in at the event HUB by our ecoCounter kiosk on Colley Avenue to help keep track of your laps and miles; remember integrity counts! Every time you check in on Colley Avenue we will mark a complete lap or 4 miles (note: We will be using the "inner" clockwise loop for our route). At the end of your ride we will tally your laps and whoever has the most....will also win a prize courtesy of our beloved local bike shops! After finishing your Laps we will also provide a official photo and stamp for your mileage to provide to your pledge form sponsors.
Location: The starting line & registration point is at 1500 Colley Ave.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am
Description: In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a hike along the nature trail and through the park. Learn about the history of the park, the native trees and plants in this century old forest on the Indian River flood plain, and its value to maintaining the health of local butterfly, bird, and wildlife populations. Note: the forest trail has uneven surfaces and minor elevation changes.
Location: Indian River Park, 2001 Rokeby Avenue, Chesapeake VA 

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9am
Description: Bicycle Garden Tour & Cleanup Lamberts Point Micro Farm, ERT Norfolk, VA 23508. Join us as we cleanup our community!
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9am-12pm
Description: It's Earth Day in the ViBe Park Virginia Beach with the Old Beach Art & Eco Market, Saturday, April 20th from 9 am to noon. Our market is always filled with local art and eco-friendly goodness but this month we are greening the market with extra green vendors and artists of sustainability to celebrate Earth Day! Check out local eco-friendly businesses and non-profit organizations and prepare yourself for an Earth Day to remember! Don't worry, our fabulous local ARTISTS will be there too! And just to make it interesting, in addition to the yummy local produce and other edibles, the Old Beach Farmers Market will be celebrating Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt in the ViBe Park during the market. 
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9am-1pm
Description: The Seventh Annual First Landing Tree Army is assembling to move out on their mission to battle unauthorized trails. While past Tree Armies have given a terrific effort, there are still sensitive habitat areas in danger from use of other unauthorized trails. This year we will be planting in these areas with small trees, so again we are calling on the caring citizens of Virginia to sponsor trees and to come out to plant trees.
Cost: $3 will sponsor one tree, $5 will sponsor two trees, and $10 will sponsor five trees. Volunteers are needed to plant trees. Call 757-412-1010 to volunteer.
Location: First Landing State Park Picnic Area, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9am-2pm
Description: Help False Cape protect our pollinators. Pollinators are a vital part of any ecosystem and there is a lot we can do to help preserve species and provide them with a healthy habitat. Join park staff in learning about our native pollinators and the challenges they are facing and what you can do at home to make a difference. Then, be a part of creating a pollinator garden at False Cape's Visitor Center.
Cost: Reservations are required. No Charge. 
Location: False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9am-5pm
Description: The Virginia Living Museum will celebrate Earth Day with special activities for our animals and guests Saturday, April 20. Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. Learn ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Visit the Goodson Living Green House and Conservation Garden for green building and gardening tips. Several environmental/governmental organizations will have displays and information about conservation measures. There will also be crafts, eco-friendly giveaways, “green” vendors, and earth-friendly animal shows. Plus, bring your electronics, old sneakers and plastic bags for recycling.
Cost: All activities included with regular admission
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA
Party for the Planet at Norfolk Zoo (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals and learn how you can support conservation here and abroad. With educational activities scheduled throughout the event, this year’s Party for the Planet will be a learning celebration for all ages.
Cost: All activities included with regular admission
Location: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10am-5pm
Description: You can join the global Earth Day movement early by visiting Cape Henry Lighthouse April 20 to learn how to make a positive impact on your environment and the planet every day. Earth Day is April 22 and this year's theme is "Protect Our Species." At the lighthouse you can learn about ocean life in the Chesapeake Bay, including whales, dolphins and sea turtles! Our historic interpreters will also share tips on what you can do to help protect them.
Location: Cape Henry Lighthouse, 583 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459
Cleanup at Indian River Park (Chesapeake) This event has been canceled 
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:30am-12pm
Description: After our morning hike, we're going to do a mini-cleanup in the flood plain in Indian River Park.  If you're interested in participating, bring rubber boots because it will be be wet and muddy.    The city will provide garbage bags. Please wear closed-toe shoes (rubber boots are advised), a hat and bring work gloves and other items that may be useful.  Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision. 
Location: Indian River Park, 2001 Rokeby Avenue, Chesapeake VA 
Date: Monday, April 22, 2019 from 12-12:45pm
Description: Celebrate our big wonderful planet earth! Join us for an earthly good story, songs, and the making of a recycled craft.  Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration required.
Cost: Free
Location: Windsor Woods Area Library 3612 South Plaza Trail Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:30pm
Description: Look for displays with books that show us how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! We will start with a reading from Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Chief Seattle… then we’ll have color sheets and activity pages for you to take home.
Location: Little Creek Branch 7853 Tarpon Place Norfolk, Virginia 23518
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:30am
Description: Earth Day! We will play a game about how we can "Go Green" and then we will create a puffy paint Earth! Space is limited to 12 children and reservations are required. Please call 757-596-8175 to register you and your child. If you sign up for a class and cannot attend, we ask that you cancel your reservation so that another parent and child can attend. 
Cost: ArtStart is free with the price of admission or membership. All children 5 and under are free. Admission prices vary from $6 to $7.50 based on discounts. 
Location: Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive Newport News VA 
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Description: River Playground Ribbon Cutting Celebrate the planet with a tree planting & tree give-away, nature walks, Princess Elizabeth story time, poetry reading, bounce house & games, arts & crafts, & more! Join us for the TowneBank River Playground ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11am. New York Souvlaki Food Truck & Farmers Market FREE - please RSVP HERE.
Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park 1141 Victory Blvd., Portsmouth, Virginia 23702
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Description: The third annual Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival is planned for Saturday April 27th. Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and lawn games. Local artisans and shop-keepers, pottery, textiles, jewelry, art and other creations. The Master Gardeners' Plant Sale happens on site.
Cost: Free
Location: Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 
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