Earth Day and Week celebrations are scheduled to get underway this morning in Balboa Park, downtown Oceanside and in the Palomar Mountain State Park.
Palomar Mountain State Park will celebrate Earth Day, which was Tuesday, April 22, with a day of service. Volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. to maintain and groom the park's historic apple orchard, and control invasive plant species like bull thistle or mullein.
Children ages 10 and under can sign up to be "litter getters," according to park officials.
The city of San Diego is capping off "Earth Week" with its 25th annual Earth Fair in Balboa Park. Around 60,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will include at least 300 exhibitors, a children's parade, an art show and a clean vehicle exhibit.
Hundreds of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies are set to take part in the annual event, sharing environmentally friendly products, services and policies.
The Earth Festival at Pier View Way and Tremont Street in Oceanside, which organizers said would be the largest of its kind in North County, will also start at 10 a.m.
The event will feature a vintage market, a green home improvement area, sales of drought-friendly plants, demonstrations and entertainment. Also on the agenda is a "Recycled Chic" fashion show and kid-friendly crafts.
—City News Service