Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year and is a day to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet. Here are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day in Mercer County:

  • Water Cleanup
    On April 22nd there will be multiple stream clean-up events happening throughout Mercer County. Volunteer to help remove trash, litter, and debris from local rivers and streams at Watershed’s 17th Annual Stream Cleanup. These events are being held in Princeton, East Windsor, Millstone, and other towns throughout Mercer County. To find a location and register, click here! 
  • Spring Planting Event
    Join Friends of Princeton Open Space for a special Earth Day spring planting session at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. This event is being held from 10 am – 12 pm on April 22nd at Mountain Lakes House. Volunteers will plant native species in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. For more information on this event, click here. 
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle:
    Make a conscious effort to reduce waste, reuse what you can, and recycle what you can’t. Take the time to sort your recyclables and compostable items and dispose of them properly.
  • Conserve Water: Conserving water is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help the environment. Take shorter showers, fix leaky faucets, and water your lawn and garden only when necessary.
  • Go on a nature walk: Spend some time outside and appreciate the beauty of nature. Go on a hike or a nature walk and observe the different species of plants and animals in your area.
  • Learn something new: Take some time to learn about environmental issues that interest you. There are many documentaries, books, and articles available that can help you learn about environmental issues and ways to help.

Remember, small actions can make a big difference. Celebrate Earth Day by taking steps to reduce your environmental impact and protect our planet for future generations.