It’s Earth Month on Bainbridge Island, and Sustainable Bainbridge is inviting everyone to help out at a number of events
To add some fun it is asking everyone to post photos of their Earth Month activities on social media using the hashtag #EarthMonthBI
Here is some information on the events planned. For details go to www.sustainablebainbridge.org/programs/earth-month
• Trashion Show Call for Artists – The deadline for submission of sketch proposals is April 2. See bitrashion.org for details.
• Recycling Right – Help the powers-that-be improve messaging on what and how to recycle by taking a short survey. It will be open until April 22. Go to www.kitsapgov.com/.
•Buy and plant a tree – Plant a tree for Arbor Day.
• Plastic presentation – League of Women’s Voters presents “Plastic: The Big Picture, Local Insights, and What You Can Do,” April 21 from 5-7 p.m. For details go to lwv-kitsap.org/event/plastic.
• Earth Day weed pull – Meet across from the Senior Center on April 22 at 11 a.m. Weed Warriors founder Jeannette Franks will lead a contingent to remove non-native invasive species to help our trees and parks thrive.
• Free invasive weed disposal – Bring your weeds to the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station April 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BI Land Trust will cover the cost of disposal. Invasive plant targets are Scotch broom, English holly, English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, tansy ragwort, English laurel and English hawthorn.
Events you can do anytime
• Earth Month Bingo – Easy actions you can take that add up when you make them a habit. Play by yourself or as a family.
• Weed pulls – Franks will arrange a private “bubble buddies” weed pull for families or groups of five or less. Call 206-755-8461.
• Citizen Science: Carnivores! – Contribute your sightings to the Woodland Park Zoo’s urban carnivore spotter project, which aims to support communities in facilitating solutions to achieve positive coexistence with carnivores, including black bear, bobcat, cougar, coyote, opossum, raccoon, river otter and red fox. Go to carnivorespotter.org
• Litter pick-up – This can be done at any time, but if you want to get serious about regular pick-ups, consider joining Kitsap County’s Adopt-a-Road program.
• Earth Day Network – Check out earthday.org for how to take civic, community and individual actions.