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Annual Events

Events Organization Description Information (URL) Date
World Wetlands Day RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands February 2 marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Governments, NGOs and citizen groups act to raise awareness of wetland values and benefits. World Wetlands Day February 2, 2017
World Water Day United Nations International UN event held March 22 annually with a different theme each year. UN World Water Day March 22, 2017
National Volunteer Week Hands On Network Time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service National Volunteer Week April 23-29, 2017
Earth Day Earth Day Network communities everywhere will voice their concerns for the planet, and take action to help protect it. Earth Day April 22, 2017
Save The Frogs Day SAVE THE FROGS! World’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action Save the Frogs Day April 29,2017
American Wetlands Month US Government / EPA MAY IS AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH. The EPA and partners in federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector organizations celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the Nation’s ecological, economic, and social health. American Wetlands Month May 2017
National Trails Day American Hiking Society Participate in a local hike, bike, horseback ride, maintenance project, etc. AHS National Trails Day June 3, 2017
World Environment Day United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Biggest annual global event for positive environmental action. Annulally on June 5. WED June 5, 2017
California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) CA Coastal Commission CCD is the highlight of the CA Coastal Commission’s year ’round Adopt-A-Beach program. Annually on the third Saturday of September from 9 to Noon. CA Coastal Cleanup Day September 16, 2017
World Water Monitoring Day EPA Test your stream, lake, bay or wetland water sample for basic characteristics- dissolved oxygen, temperature, turbidity (clarity) and pH. Order a monitoring kit, register a site, report data to the EPA. World Water Monitoring Day September 18, 2017
COASTWEEKS CA Coastal Commission Three week annual celebration of coastal resources. Kick off on Coastal Cleanup Day, when tens of thousands clean up our coasts and inland waterways. CoastWeeks September 15 – October 6, 2017
National Public Lands Day National Environmental Education Foundation NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands Americans enjoy. In 2009, 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources. Largest hands-on volunteer effort September 30, 2017
Make A Difference Day Hands On Network National day of helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Make A Difference Day October 28, 2017
Family Volunteer Day Points of Light Families volunteer together, supporting neighborhoods, communities and the world. Every Saturday before Thanksgiving. Start of National Family Week. Family Volunteer Day November 18, 2017