Friday, April 21, 2017

Celebrating Earth Day in Michigan

Here at Roof One we want to remind you that Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd. Need some ideas on how to celebrate? Here's a list of events happening around the state! the Planet: 2017 Michigan Earth Day Events – A Healthier Michigan With so many events commemorating Earth Day around the state, there’s no need to find a tree to hug (unless that’s your thing).

Check your city or township’s website for local clean-up events and consider taking part in some of the larger scale celebrations happening around Michigan.

All events will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 unless noted otherwise.

Northern Michigan

  • Take a walk in the wilderness on the trails of the Sylvania Wilderness in Watersmeet with the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition at 10 a.m.
  • Build bat houses at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Take part in the first RecycleSmart Earth Day event at Medalie Park in Traverse City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Earth Week Plus Expo takes place at Cheboygan High School from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

West Michigan

  • The second-annual Conservation Collective will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids and will coincide with the opening of the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center.
  • A naturalist walk, eco-friendly craft and participatory earth appreciation songs will take place at Frederik Meijer Gardens’ Children’s Garden from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Celebrate with free admission at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. and participate in a variety of activities.
  • The Kalamazoo Nature Center is hosting a full day of activities including a 5K run, crafts and demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The 12th annual Earth Day Lakeshore Celebration takes place in downtown Grand Haven with a parade starting at 12:30 p.m. and Earth Day Fair beginning at 1 p.m.
  • The Party for the Planet will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids.

Southeast Michigan

  • One of the planet’s largest Earth Day celebrations will take place in downtown Rochester April 21-23. The MI Earth Day Fest has plenty of events for all ages, including a full live entertainment line-up and presentations by experts and community leaders.
  • The Michigan Science Center in Detroit will have special activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Detroit Zoo will host GreenFest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with educational activities focused on environmental conservation.
  • Ann Arbor’s annual Earth Day Festival will take place on Sunday, April 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Leslie Science & Nature Center.


The Department of Environmental Quality has a great event locator on their website. See if there’s anything close to you and pitch in for the planet!


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