Earth Day Expo at Battle Point Park and Much More! – Saturday, April 22, 2023
THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND METRO PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT (BIMPRD) is excited to host their 2023 Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00am-2:00pm at Battle Point Park.
GATHER WITH OUR COMMUNITY FOR ALL THINGS GREEN!
Join in on the fun! Take part in any of the dozens of nature-focused activities. Learn about local native plants as you lay mulch or pull invasive weeds. Visit with local businesses and organizations to learn what eco-friendly offerings each has. Plus, there will be local food vendors, live music, and even a real-live owl to meet!
BIMPRD’s goal is to provide the Bainbridge Island community with positive things they can do right now for the earth while enjoying some live music or grabbing a bite to eat from one of the food trucks on site.
Earth Day Expo takes place on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00am-2:00pm at Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110). Admission is free, and parking is available on-site.
Here are just some of the organizations and groups attending the 2023 Earth Day Expo:
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ZERO WASTE will have a with a kid-friendly booth at this year’s free Earth Day celebration.
BATTLE POINT ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION (BPAA) is excited to participate in Earth Day Expo – Please visit us at their booth, where they’ll have telescopes set up for kids to look through, as well as their solar telescope showing live images of the sun on a computer screen.
ART MONSTER FACE PAINTING – All face painting has been paid for, and will be FREE to the public. Come on out for FREE face painting, FREE glitter tattoos, and to support Earth Day!
BIMPRD’s Conservation Project – Join the Natural Resources Team during the Earth Day Expo caring for the many trees at Battle Point Park. They’ll be spreading a huge pile of wood chip mulch under dozens of trees to build soil nutrients, retain moisture, create habitat for creepy crawlies, and more! This is a great project for all ages.
BIMPRD’s Trails Project – Join their Trails Team during our Earth Day Expo completing maintenance to the nearby Fairy Dell Trail. They’ll be using
All tools are provided for both projects, including wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and gloves.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS ON THE ISLAND
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SENIOR/COMMUNITY CENTER – Saturday, April 22nd from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Let’s talk Earth Day! Ann Lovejoy covers hoe composting, (grand)kid friendly planting projects, and backyard wildfire safety; Barbara Ochota and Diane Landry of Zero Waste explain current recycling rules, what really happens to the stuff we toss, and ways to reduce our waste stream. To fully participate click on this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82524617784?pwd=NXVVeExscTdpd3ZlY05uTEdvaVNuUT09
WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE – Shred Fest – Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 1pm. Document Shredding by Shred It and Used/Old Electronics (desktops, laptops, monitors & TVs) collected by 3R Technology.
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ZERO WASTE “Bainbridge Island wide Litter Clean-up” – the entire month of April. The island-wide beach cleanup is a collaboration with Sustainable Bainbridge and other organizations, which began more seven years ago. choose a day to go out and pick up a nearby roadway or trash-strewn area.
Kitsap’s Adopt-a-Spot folks and Bainbridge Disposal are making it easy by providing bags and free trash disposal, respectively. Just stop by the front courtyard of the Bainbridge Disposal office at Coppertop and look for the bin containing bags and a guidelines sheet (see below). Then follow the directions for a successful clean-up. You can even email Zero Waste to arrange to borrow a grabber.
FREE INVASIVE WEED DISPOSAL, April 23rd and 30th from 10a.m.-4p.m., at the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station– Please do not mix in non-invasive yard waste. Invasive plant targets are Scotch broom, English holly, English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, tansy ragwort, English laurel, and the noxious weeds on King County’s “Noxious Weed” list. For questions about whether or not something will be accepted, email Andrew Fraser, Land Trust Stewardship Manager, or call (206) 842-1216. Bainbridge Island Land Trust will cover the cost of disposal. If you are interested in volunteering for the invasive disposal effort, please email Thea.
BAY HAY AND FEED Sock Recycling – April 1st through 30th – Bring any kind of clean socks, singles or pairs, to Bay Hay and Feed during the month of April. Sponsored by Denver-based SmartWool, the socks will be sent off to Material Return to be deconstructed and turned into new goods, all within a 75-mile radius of in North Carolina.
KiDiMu GARDEN TOUR, Wednesday, April 26 at 3pm, at Bloedel Reserve – Join KiDiMu staff for a special tour of the gardens. Register here.
ISLAND WOOD – Spring Skills of a Naturalist: Intermediate Birding by Ear – April 27th from 9:30am – 11:30am – If you identify as an intermediate birder, then you’ve been birding more than once or twice, and know the common birds to expect in our area in spring. You’ve probably got a lot of chops with bird distribution and seasonality, and even can whistle a breeding song or two! Your friends tend to ask you, “What’s that?” whenever a feathered friend alights nearby. Click here for more
STUDENT CONSERVATION CORPS (SCoCo) Application Work Party, April 28th from 4pm-6pm – Attend only if you are trying out for Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District’s paid summer employment opportunity enhanced with conservation education for local high school-aged students. Go here for more details.
Take pictures and share your Earth Month actions and projects with Sustainable Bainbridge. Use the hashtag #EarthMonthBI when posting on social media for Earth Month on Bainbridge Island. Contact: email@example.com
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