Earth Day in the Lehigh Valley


Earth day is coming up on April 22nd! The Lehigh Valley is coming together in the weeks to come for events that focus on taking care of our environment. The events include cleanups, festivals, tree plantings, and parties.

Cleanups in the Valley

The Spring South Side Bethlehem Cleanup will take place on April 14, in South Side Bethlehem from 10 AM-Noon. Volunteers shout meet at Farrington Square, formerly Campus Square on Morton Street. Breakfast will be provided 9:30 AM. This cleanup is rain or shine. This event is sponsored by the mayor’s Southside Task Force and Lehigh University Community Affairs.

April Trail Tenders will hold a cleanup at Hugh Moore Park and Lehigh Drive Cleanup on April 14th from 9 AM-Noon. Volunteers should meet at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park at 9 a.m. to break into groups for litter clean-up on trails and Lehigh Drive, prepping for educational field trips, clearing branches, planting flowers and more. Wear appropriate clothes for outside, closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. This is a Great American Clean Up of Pa. registered event. For more information, you can contact the Trail Programs Manager, or call 610-923-3548, ext. 234. The rain date will be April 21st.

The Downtown Bethlehem Association will have their cleanup on April 21st from 8 AM – 11 AM. Volunteers should meet at the Sun Inn Courtyard on 556 Main St. for refreshments and equipment. Groups will be assigned to areas of the Historic District to pick up litter and clean out planters. Gloves, trash bags, and safety equipment will be provided. For more information call 610-739-1175.

Festivals, Parties, and Tree Planting

The Earth Day Festival at the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Road, in New Hope will take place on April 24th from 11 AM – 4 PM. There will be wildlife presentations, vendors, native plant sales, creek exploration, bird walks, bug hunts, information tables with local organizations, and more. This event is free. You can find more information here.

Earth Matters Open Mic Night will take place on April 19th from 7 PM –  9 PM. Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., Easton. Read poetry, play music, or tell stories, anecdotes, or rituals that celebrate Earth and its various forms of nature!

You can find out more information about these events here.