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Earth Month 2022

Published: 04/01/2022




 
 

Happy Earth Month Riverside! Since 1970, Earth Day and Earth Month have been a time where people all over the world come together to learn about protecting the planet and our environment. This year we’ll be focusing on the importance of HEALTHY SOIL!

 

WHY SOIL?

Soil is the foundation and backbone of sustainable food, water, and air. Soil is a living system that hosts a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity and plays many critical roles in our ecosystem such as:

 
  • Provides plants and roots with nutrients, minerals, and water
  • Supports water infiltration and retention
  • Promotes carbon sequestration in both living plants and the organic matter created as they decompose
  • Provides critical habitat for animals, organisms, insects and more
  • Filters and biodegrates many pollutants which improves water and air quality
  • Serves as the foundation to the infrastructure we depend upon daily
 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

Whether through your garden, lawn, or potted plants, you can make a difference in how plants and soil interact to improve soil health so that it can perform its critical role on earth.

 

 

 

The more CO2 is stored in the soil as organic matter, the better for the climate, our water, and the air. Keeping this finite resource healthy is vital to life on earth.

 

EARTH MONTH EVENTS

 

Earth Day Event

Dig Into Soil Health

April 23, 2022 • 11 AM – 3 PM

3025 Madison St., Riverside, CA 92504

Earth Day 2022 Schedule     Calendario del Día de la Tierra 2022

  • Kids activities and demonstrations
  • Learn how to keep your soil healthy and clean
  • Tips on how you can do your part to protect our environment
  • View more about the public hearing: Notice of Public Hearing     Aviso de Audiencia Pública

 

EVENT CALENDAR

 

Ask a Master Gardener
April 2, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 

UCR Botanic Gardens Online Spring Plant Sale
April 3, 2022
6:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Spring 2022 Growers Forum
April 7, 2022
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 

Earth Day Themed Preschool Storytime & Craft
April 19, 2022
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Dig Into Soil Health – Earth Day Event
April 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 

UCR Geological Expo at Orange Terrace Library
April 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 

Riverside Insect Fair
April 30, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
 

 

KIDS ACTIVITY KIT

Apr 4, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022       Weekdays 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reserve your kit beginning Apr 03, 2022 using the following registration Codes and Pickup Locations:

 

EARTH MONTH FOR KIDS

STORY TIME

 
 

Interested in some more Read Aloud books? Check out www.RiversidePublicUtilities.com/Education.

 

BE A SOIL HERO

Take the soil quest and learn how you can become a part of the solution as a Soil Hero.
https://herofortheplanet.org/healthysoils/

 

EARTH MONTH RESOURCES

 

Learn about Green waste and how you can use it to help keep your yard and garden growing strong.

Learn about the RPU Tree Power Program and tips about planting your tree.

 

Learn about the Land Use Learning Center.

Learn about the Inland Urban Forest Council and tips for pruning and watering trees.

Earth Month 2021