Earth Month 2022

Learn how you can take action this Earth Month. There are many opportunities to get involved from our Litter and Plastics Challenge, Take Pride in Pickering event and webinars. See below for event details and to register today!

Litter and Plastics Challenge: Every Piece Counts
April 1 - April 30

Help take action on litter in Pickering! Join the challenge and help pick up litter to keep your community clean. Supplies will be provided (bags, gloves and masks).

Register here for a cleanup. 

SOLD OUT Children's Webinar (6 - 10 years of age): Importance of Pollinators
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am – 11:30 am 

Want to learn more about bees, butterflies and beyond? This webinar will focus on why pollinators are important, what they are and the threats to them. Participants will receive a grab bag, which will include craft supplies we will use during the webinar.

Free, pre-registration is required. This event is now SOLD OUT

Webinar: Microplastics 
Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

Microplastics are tiny bits of plastic that often go unnoticed in beaches, parks and urban areas - but the impacts they cause are anything but small! Join us to learn more about microplastics, from what they are and why they are a problem, to what we can do to make a difference.

Free, pre-registration is required.

Click here to register today. 

Webinar: Square Foot Gardening
Thursday, April 21, 6:30 pm –  8:00 pm 

Discover this gardening method that allows you to grow more vegetables, herbs & flowers in less space. This webinar will explain the principles of Square Foot Gardening and describe the steps to creating your own garden bed.

Free, pre-registration is required.

Click here to register today.

20 Minute Makeover

Friday, April 22, 2022

Schools, families, community groups, corporate partners and City employees commit to giving a section of our community a makeover by picking up litter for at least 20 minutes. Free Supplies (bags, gloves & masks) are provided while supplies last.  To register your clean-up please click here.

SOLD OUT Take Pride in Pickering: Shrub Giveaway

Saturday, April 23, 10 am - 12:00 pm 

Celebrate Earth Day by picking up a free 1-gallon Nannyberry Shrub to plant on your property. One shrub per household will be available for Pickering residents only. Photo identification will be required to confirm residency. Spaces are limited. We will be collecting food donations on behalf of St. Paul’s on the Hill. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Free, registration is required. Pickering residents only.
Registration opened on April 5 at 10:00 am and we are now sold out.  

Webinar: Gardening in a new Subdivision "What to do and What to avoid"
Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 pm –  8:00 pm 

Whether you are in a new subdivision or established community, learn how to enjoy gardening and get the most out of your property.

Free, registration is required

Click here to register today.