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Top 10 Things To Do For Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrated annually April 22nd.

Scroll to find local ways of improving, learning and enjoying our natural surroundings. Find more Earth Day events here

What will you do to celebrate?  Hope our ideas will not only be helpful for Earth Day, but that you will always keep them in mind to enjoy and support.  It is because of places like this that make us Lucky To Live Here!

While you're out enjoying our Earth, be sure to take pictures and leave only footprints behind. Follow us on Instagram @LuckyToLiveHere.

1. Join a local Earth Day Celebration- Sweet Briar Nature Center is celebrating the natural world we live in with animal visits, scavenger hunts and more. 

The Huntington Earth Day Expo  Learn about cleaning up your community and the environment! Family Earth Day Expo in Huntington's Heckscher Park will be filled with lot's of fun activities, energy efficient solutions, free tree giveaway and more! Check out Covanta Huntington website for more about how the TOH deals with refuse

Planting Fields members only event- Members After Hours will celebrate examining the natural beauty of the estate.

Cinema Arts Centre - Streaming Event- Seeing Change- Earth Day Online Screening and Q&A with Director Richard Yelland

2. May 2nd is NYS I Love My Park Day- More than 135 state parks, historic sites and public lands host I Love My Park Day. Registration is now open! View participating events/locations and register on the map, or register using the regional lists below the map. Stay local, there are 20 state parks on Long Island which will be participating including Caumsett State Park. and sign up for the event at Caumsett!

3. Sign up for an event to show your support- whether it be an outdoor yoga session, a forest therapy walk, tai chi or a day for your pooch- every dollar helps to keep our local sites up and running. These sites among many others hold events throughout the year Caumsett Foundation,  Planting Fields Arboretum, Sands Point Preserve, Sweet Briar Nature Center and Old Westbury Gardens.

4.  Discover the efforts of the Nature Conservancy nationally as well as locally including the Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor or the project SOAR right here is Oyster Bay. 

5.  Learn about our water ecosystems- visit the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium then take a hike in the adjacent St. Johns Pond Preserve trail to explore some of Long Island's oldest forests. Sign up for Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery summer programs. Understand, appreciate and enjoy our local marine environment at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay.

6. Help wild birds and animals on Long Island. The Huntington- Oyster Bay Audubon Society has plenty of information online and hosts monthly meetings at the CSH Library or check out one of their programs.  Learn more about Volunteers for Wildlife located in Locust Valley and sponsor an animal. Check out Sweet Briar Nature Center in Smithtown to learn, have fun and engage with their conservation and rehabilitation efforts. 

Check out how the Town of Huntington is working to protect migrating Shorebirds at Hobart Beach

Get involved with your feathered friends outside and try out one of these 13 DIY Bird Feeders  

7.  Be informed about local land conservation efforts of the North Shore Land Alliance including DeForest Williams and the Shore Road Restoration Project , both in Cold Spring Harbor. Sign up for one of their various events.


8.  Hike & walk one of the many wonderful trails or enjoy a National Park- Discover the many Long Island Greenbelt Trails and enjoy Long Island's national sites! Long Island is lucky to have two National Park sites; Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay and Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue. Participate in events year round at these sites. 

9. Visit beautifully curated gardens or stroll natural settings of the area including Planting Fields Arboretum, Bailey Arboretum, Sands Point Preserve, and Old Westbury Gardens.

10. You can have your own beach or neighborhood cleanup by tallying all the items you cleanup. Share picture of your cleanup and challenge your friends to do the same #EarthDayChallenge.

Start or join a local beach cleanup- the Surfrider Foundation for Central Long Island and Eastern Long Island sponsor various cleanups. The town of Huntington sponsors beach cleanups seasonally as well.  

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