8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Milwaukee

Show your love for the planet this Saturday with litter pick-ups, nature hikes and more.

22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup

More than 50 locations across the Milwaukee River Basin
Help pick up the (sometimes unusual) trash that makes its way into the Milwaukee River, and then head over to Rock the Green’s Earth Day Celebration for the Trash Bash after-party.

Celebrate Earth Day at Tippecanoe

Tippecanoe Library Community Room
Make crafts from everyday items and learn about composting, recycling, and how you can make a difference by protecting our planet at the Tippecanoe Library Community Room. If you can’t make it on Saturday, the Bay View Library Community Room is also hosting the event on April 24.

Earth Day at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Bring the kids for an earth-themed scavenger hunt, where you’ll learn about fun recycling activities, earth-friendly recipes and water conservation.

Earth Day Clean-Up

Hank Aaron State Trail
Get some fresh air and spend time with fellow community members picking up litter along the Menomonee River and Hank Aaron State Trail. Come on your own or make it a team effort with friends and family.

March for Science

April 22
Red Arrow Park

Join other science enthusiasts in the March for Science, which encourages community members to show their support for evidence-based science. 

Rock the Green’s 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Estabrook Park
This not-to-be-missed Earth Day celebration includes live music from Trapper Schoepp, who will be performing on a stage pedal-powered by local cycling clubs. Enjoy food from local and sustainable vendors and find out about environmental opportunities in the community.

Weed Out

Doctor’s Park
Throw on some sturdy shoes and get out to Doctor’s Park to help remove and learn about invasive plant species that are plundering our local parks. Supplies and tools are provided.

Earth Day Hikes

Wehr Nature Center
Lace up your hiking boots and get outside for a guided tour at Wehr Nature Center. Park naturalists will teach you about the relationships between people, plants and animals as you explore vastly different terrains. 



Elisabeth Wallock is a contributing digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. She graduated from Colorado State University and has interned at Marie Claire in New York and Urban Outfitters in London.