Earth Day in the Okanagan

Earth Day is coming up! How will you celebrate our beautiful Okanagan Valley?

Earth Day – Friday April 22nd


  • FTFO/Naramata joint event on Saturday 23rd including a presentation and EV/bike discussion area and drive though.
  • Summerland is hosting events during Earth week, but no firm details released yet, and will be utilising FTFO’s zoom line for some kind of deep dive on Thurs April 21st.
  • Westbank First Nation is hosting community garbage pickup followed by BBQ for West Kelowna and WFN folks.
  • Kelowna Climate Coalition is hosting a zero-waste picnic at City Park.  Welcome by Elders Pamela and Grouse Barnes, sign-up for a bicycle rally on May 15th, information on Idling, possibly a community garbage pickup also.
  • Armstrong/Spallumcheen Climate Action is holding their Earth Day event in conjunction with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Environmental Trust’s Green Fair on Saturday April 23 at the IPE fair grounds from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. ASCA will have their logo (designed by Peter Glimm) silk-screened on hand-made bags and t-shirts (by donation). There will be an information table, hand-made pins, and a raffle for a raised bed garden box, as well as many other events and activities at the Green Fair.
  • BC Small Wetlands Association Event (pdf) Barbara and the BC Small Wetlands Association sent out a call to plant trees around the region in the weeks around Earth Day.  See schedule in attached document. We had a great time last time we planted trees with them!
  • Shuswap Climate Action  2nd annual Earth Day tree seedling giveaway on Saturday April 23 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Askew’s Uptown Plaza in Salmon Arm. They will be raffling off a garden prize (TBA) donated from Pedro’s Garden Centre and a $50 gift certificate from Green Farm’s Nursery and Landscape in Salmon Arm. There will be about 200 conifer seedlings to giveaway, an information table, and (weather permitting) live music, so come early!
  • Chase Environmental Action Group (CEAG) is holding their Earth Day event to celebrate Chase’s new pesticide bylaw that was adopted this past spring.  Friday April 22, 11-3pm at the Chase pocket park downtown Chase.  Special guests Elaine Sedgman (Master Gardener, pollinator extraordinaire, and author of A Bee Named BOB), along with two Master Gardeners in training to share their knowledge on how to promote pollination in our community. Bronwen Scott will also be on hand to share alternatives to pesticides, and Miranda Dick (local Indigenous leader) will speak on land and water protection from 1:00 to 1:30 pm.  There will be an information table set up, seeds and trees to be given away, face painting and dandelion cookies to sample.

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