Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day together this year on Saturday April 20, at the Earth Day-Arbor Day Eco-Fair and The Great American Clean-Up Earth Day in the Keys.
Earth Day is a day to honor the environment and the concept of peace and is celebrated worldwide to promote environmental protection. Arbor Day is observed nationally to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and promote tree planting and care.
Join the City of Key West along with partners – the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Keep Key West Beautiful, Reef Relief, Surfrider Foundation, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Key West Sea Turtle Club, the Monroe County Extension Service, and the Southernmost Brew Club – to celebrate Earth Day-Arbor Day with a morning of community service and an afternoon of family fun and education.
Full event schedule
9 a.m. to noon Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden native and endangered species plant sale.
9 to 11 a.m.
Higgs Beach at Salute! On The Beach with the CIA & 82nd Aubornes
Nature Beach at 1800 Atlantic with the Key West Sea Turtle Club
Boca Chica Beach at End of Boca Chica Road on Geiger Key with Reef Relief
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kayak-based clean-up at Ibis Bay (free kayaks if you RSVP: 305-809-3726)
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Invasive snakeplant pulling at Southernmost Roller Rink
Earth Day/Arbor Day Eco-Fair with conservation & sustainability workshops at The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens
1 p.m. Botanical Garden speaker series: City of Key Wests’ Heritage Tree Program ($5)
1 p.m. Eco-Fair opens
2 p.m. Rain barrel workshop (RSVP to purchase, $35, 305-292-4501)
3 p.m. Composter workshop (RSVP to purchase, $35, 305-292-4501)
4 p.m. Tree planting
Eco booths and activities include: “Protect Your Skin, Protect Our Reefs,” all about the sunscreen ban; Botanical Gardens nursery tours on the hour; bee-keeping presentation and honey tasting; Home Brew Club, learn to brew beer at home; Key West Sea Turtle Club booth and activity; Keep Key West Beautiful; Car Free Key West; Mama Ocean and other environmental activities and booths.
More information is available via email from [email protected] or by phone at 305-809-3776.