Each year, Earth Day arrives in the spring as a reminder to do a little more than the year before — whether it’s cleaning up your favorite park or neighborhood trail, connecting kids with nature, or making a donation to support land protection. Celebrated since 1970, Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, its organizers say, with more than a billion people taking action to protect the environment.
Here are a few ways you can help us protect our state's natural places in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.
- Clean up one of NH's most popular hiking destinations, Mount Major. Finish your DIY hike and litter cleanup by 2 PM on April 22 and the Forest Society will haul away your bag from the parking lot in Alton. No registration necessary.
- Connect the dots between wildlife, humans, and trees during a DIY Story Stroll at Creek Farm in Portsmouth starting April 22. The book, “Trout Come From Trees," will unfold as you walk Little Harbor Loop.
- Learn why the Merrimack watershed is endangered and what you can do to protect it by watching our documentary, "The Merrimack: River at Risk," for free online. Or, watch on NHPBS as it airs on April 20 and 23.
- Ensure the Granite State's forests are protected in perpetuity by joining the Forest Society as a member and contribute to one of our ongoing land protection and stewardship projects. We appreciate your continued support!