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Oakland Earth Day 2011

Earth Day starts early in Oakland with murals, gardens and weeding

on April 18, 2011

This past weekend, Oakland celebrated Earth Day a bit early with 79 volunteer sites set up all around the city. Starting at 9 a.m., volunteers spread out to help local schools, parks, creeks and churches. The to-do list for each site ranged from pulling weeds and painting over graffiti to building colorful mosaics and tending to vegetable gardens.

We caught up with kids who were eager to play in the dirt and tote around hand shovels at the Oakland Zoo’s Knowland Park, a slew of parents and students at the Redwood Heights Elementary School building tending to the community garden, and volunteers hard at work at Arroyo Viejo Park.

But we couldn’t be everywhere.

So, send us photos from YOUR Earth Day activities and we’ll publish them in our second annual community photo slideshow of the official, nationwide Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

Took the kids for a nature walk? Joined a community group to plant flowers in a park? Attended a local Earth Day event? Send your photo to

Please include the following information:

Who is in the photo? (Provide the name of everyone in the photo, and the ages of any kids in the photo.)

Where was it taken?

When was it taken?

One sentence explaining what’s happening.

We’ll be collecting photos until 8 p.m, Friday, April 22!

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