Our Mercer County Sustainability Coalition would like to give a shout out to all of our member organizations who are hosting so many special events around Earth Day (plus or minus a week). Take a look to see what is of interest to you or happening close by, and then get involved! Links to more information are included.


Be Sure To Check Out Our Bike Rodeo & Electric Vehicle Meetup on April 29. Once again at Lawrence High School. Scroll down for all the details!!

April 15 & 22: Stream Cleanups

The Watershed Institute is holding the 17th Annual Watershed Stream Cleanups around the region on April 15th and 22nd to help clean up a stream in your neighborhood! This volunteer opportunity for youth and adults helps make our watersheds healthier, protects our environment and beautifies our communities. There are 15 cleanups on the schedule located throughout Mercer County and Central NJ. 

April 15: Ewing & Hamilton

April 22: East Windsor, Hightstown, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton

Learn more, find a session close to you, and register HERE.
This year they will be offering cleanup volunteers a complimentary tree sapling to say thank you for helping keep our waterways clean!

Saturday, April 15

Hopewell Valley Clean Communities Clean Up, April 15, 8 am-Noon. Help with cleanup, receive a T-shirt and earn money for hours worked for the nonprofit, youth, religious, school or civic organization of your choice! Sponsored by Hopewell Township and Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS).  REGISTER HERE

PRINCETON S.H.R.E.D. Fest,  April 15 10am – 2pm. Community recycling and shredding day at 101 Walnut Lane (Westminster Choir College). See the list of items accepted HERE.

Sunday, April 16

 “The True Cost,” a film about clothing and the impact the industry is having on our world. Who really pays the price for our clothing? April 16 at 4pm. Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell. Get TICKETS HERE (free event)

Tuesday, April 18

Food, Farming and Justice: Reclaiming Ancestral Practices and Connecting to the Land, 7pm via Zoom. Join Tomia MacQueeen, owner of Hopewell’s Wildflower Farm, Renata Barnes, director of the Outdoor Equity Alliance‘s Agrihood program, and CHS students from SHADES to learn about the movement to restore equitable access to healthy food and farming practices for all. Register HERE.

Wednesday, April 19

HVRSD Climate Action Plan, Presented by the Climate Action Committee, 7pm via Zoom. The Hopewell Valley Regional School district has been recognized as a national and state leader for its work to create a climate action plan. Join members of the HVRSD Climate Action Committee to hear about the process of developing the plan and the positive impacts it will have on the district. Register HERE.

Saturday, April 22: Earth Day

TRAIL JAM,  April 22 11am – 3pm. The Artworks/Trenton Cycling Revolution Trail Jam is a rolling art party directly on the D&R Canal trail! Activities will include live mural painting, obstacle courses, sidewalk chalk, a scavenger hunt, rides, food, music and more. Learn more HERE.

LAWRENCE STREAM CLEAN-UP, 9am at Colonial Lake Park and Lawrence Nature Center (Drexel Avenue). Choose from two Lawrence Township locations and join volunteers and The Watershed Institute in a spring cleaning of our waterways. Preregister HERE.

NATURE CENTER RENAMING, 11am at Lawrence Nature Center, Drexel Avenue. Celebrate the significant contributions of Anne Demaris as a sign is unveiled with the center’s new name: the Lawrence Township Anne Demaris Nature Center.

Wednesday, April 26

From Assunpink to Stoney Brook: Story of the Streams of Lawrence Township: Learn the story of our local streams, how they helped to shape the Lawrence of today, and how they in turn were shaped by forces that began well before the first colonists arrived in Maidenhead. April 26, 7-8pm. Virtual presentation by Dennis P. Waters, Mercer County Library Commissioner and former Lawrence Township Historian. Co-sponsored with the Lawrence Township Environmental Education Foundation. Register HERE.  

Friday, April 28: Arbor Day

Saturday, April 29: Bike Rodeo & Electric Vehicle Meet-up

Greening Together 2023 Premier Event. April 29 10am – 2pm at Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville. (Enter from Gainsboro Road)

Featuring a Bike Rodeo for kids with a bike course, bike safety check, free bike helmets (while supplies last), fire truck and ambulance to explore, tree seedling giveaway, and food trucks.

And, for the Adults, an Electric Vehicle Meet-up with dozens of owners of electric cars and bikes on-hand to share their E-vehicle experience and help you find the vehicle that is right for you!

Saturday, April 29: Around the County

Arbor Day Celebration: The Tree Outside My Window. April 29: 9:30-10:30, Ronald R. Rogers Arboretum, Route 571 and Clarksville Road, West Windsor. Sponsored by the West Windsor Shade Tree Commission. See the winners of the Arbor Day Art Contest. Celebrate the tree(s) outside your window & in your neighborhood by: Planting a tree  –  watering your trees  –  laying in the shade – pruning your trees  –  hugging a tree  –  mulching your trees.