Celebrate Earth Month


From scavanger hunts and paint drop-offs, to clean-ups and bird walks, DC's Department of Energy and Environment has assembled a full slate of activities for April. Check out their website for details about these citywide events throughout the month and on Earth Day.

  • GIS Earth Month Challenge, Thursday, April 6, Noon to 3 pm, online
  • Paint Care Drop-Off and Reuse Event, Saturday, April 8, 9 am to 1 pm, Anacostia Recreation Center
  • 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, Sunday, April 9, 9 am to 1 pm
  • 3rd Annual Anacostia River Festival, Sunday, April 9, 1 to 5 pm, Anacostia Park
  • NOMA NERDS: Greening the City, Tuesday, April 18, 6 pm, Lobby at 1200 First ST NE
  • Sustainable DC Panel Discussion & 4-year progress report, Wednesday, April 19, 6 pm, location TBD
  • US Department of Transportation annual Earth Day Event, Thursday, April 20, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, DOT West Atrium and 3rd Street Plaza
  • Birding and Nature Walk of Kingman and Heritage Islands, Thursday, April 20, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Pollinator plant seed giveaways at Metro stations, Friday, April 21, 7:45 to 9 am

EARTH DAY, Saturday, April 22

  • Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration, 8:30 am to noon, Gallatin Street Northeast
  • Swap Shop, time TBA, Wunder Garten, 1101 1st St NE
  • Food Waste Drop-Off Kick-Off, 10 am, Eastern Market Farmers Market
  • March for Science, 10 am to 1 pm, National Mall
  • 2017 Extreme Cleanup, 10 am to noon, Shoreham Drive and Rock Creek Parkway