5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Douglas County

Celebrate the environment by participating in one of these great local events. Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day

  • Learn what trees are best-suited for the Colorado climate.

Shrubs and Trees of Colorado: Right Plant, Right Place
Douglas County Libraries (Highlands Ranch)
Saturday, April 22, at 11AM

A Douglas County Extension Service Master Gardener will talk about selecting the best shrubs for your yard and how to care for them. Free serviceberry seedlings will be given to registered participants.

Register now!

  • Learn about xeriscaping and how to implement it in your yard.

The Principles of Xeriscape
Douglas County Libraries (Castle Pines)
Thursday, April 27, at 10AM

A six-part series taught by Craig Miller with Castle Pines North. Xeriscaping offers a way to have beautiful, livable landscapes without excess water use, and all good xeriscapes begin with a good design. Learn the basics of xeric yard and garden design in this instructive class.

Register now!

  • Shred old documents.

2017 Earth Day Shred-A-Thon
West Parking Lot
7901 Southpark Plaza, Littleton, CO 80120
Saturday, April 22, at 10AM 

Help your local boy scout troop fulfill their service project for Earth Day by bringing old paperwork and documents for on-site shredding.

Find out more here.

  • Teach your kids about plants.

I’m Diggin’ My Doug: Planting Home Gardens in Douglas County
Douglas County Libraries (Castle Rock)
Saturday, April 22, at 1PM

Students will learn how to plant a seed and care for their plant from seedling to harvest. Their experience will include singing, yoga poses that relate to the environment, tasting, and smelling and feeling different types of plants and soil. The children will take their newly planted seed home, along with instructions on how to care for their new plant. (Workshop via Douglas County Conservation District. This is not a Douglas County Libraries event).

Find out more here.

  • Party for the planet.

Family Fun Day
CU South Denver
Saturday, April 22, at 10AM

CU South Denver is celebrating Earth Day with special activities at its museum. Be prepared to get a little dirty planting seeds, making art with recycled materials, playing music, dissecting plants under microscopes, looking for birds and bunnies, and making discoveries about the diversity of life on Earth. (Activities are included in museum admission.)

Find out more here.

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