volunteers at National Public Lands Day

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is a community-wide celebration of Earth Day featuring activities, exhibits, live music, and local food that will delight and inspire people of all ages. The Festival features over 160 Exhibitors including businesses, non-profits, government agencies, community groups, local artists, and educational organizations, each of which is actively engaged in promoting healthy living, building healthy communities, or restoring a healthy planet. The festival is an event for the whole family. For more information visit:

Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is now a global event each year, and more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. For more information or how you can get involved visit:

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands which occurs annually on the fourth Saturday in September. Public lands are managed by public agencies but belong to and are enjoyed by everyone. These special places provide us with outdoor recreation, education, and relaxation; volunteering is a way for the public to give something back. This fee-free day in many federally managed lands encourages visitors to volunteer or enjoy hiking, exploring, fishing or camping their favorite public lands. Volunteers give back by repairing trails, collecting trash or other maintenance needed around the parks. For more information or how you can get involved visit:

Coleman National Fish Hatchery, Fish and Wildlife Service

The annual Return of the Salmon Festival has been celebrated at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery since 1991. During this one-day festival, on the third Saturday in October, over 10,000 visitors make the trip to the hatchery. This family-focused festival is free and has booths from Federal, State and private exhibitors that provide a wide array of information and education related to natural resources. Visitors can view fall Chinook salmon returning to Battle Creek and the hatchery and may observe all aspects of day-to-day hatchery operations such as spawning, egg incubation, and juvenile rearing. For more information visit:


Last Updated: 8/16/21