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How to Spend Earth Day on the Central Coast

In nearby city Santa Barbara, the first Earth Day took place in 1970 after a massive oil spill threatened the coastal environment, and activists, citizens, and politicians were moved to action.  Protecting our natural environment, and all the initiatives that go along with keeping the Earth safe, are important to people across the globe, and we celebrate the earth and environmental causes to this day on Earth Day every year. Take part in celebrating, honoring, and helping the Earth here in SLO county by attending the 31st Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 23rd!

With the fair being canceled the past two years due to Covid-19, locals are excited to have the event back in place this Spring. Hosted at Laguna Lake Park, the Earth Day Fair will run from 11am-4pm. There's a lot to learn at the Earth Day Festival, but also plenty of fun to be had. You'll have the chance to listen to inspiring words by accomplished speakers and be motivated to change the world. Live performances by local bands will keep you entertained and offer a variety of musical genres to choose from.

The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to support the community and get involved, which is why this awesome festival is a great use of your Saturday. May we continue to value the Earth, and work together to keep it safe, for generations to come. For more ideas on how to spend Earth Day, continue reading below.

1. Plan a Beach Cleanup

While living or visiting the Central Coast, you will understand how fortunate we are to have such a beautiful coastline of the Pacific Ocean. But with this amazing perk, we must do our part in protecting it. This Earth Day, call up your friends and plan a beach cleanup. Choose from Avila or Pismo Beach and collect as much trash as you can. A beach cleanup is the perfect way to spend time outdoors, soak up sunshine, and most importantly give back to our planet!

A Group Of People On A Beach

Photo by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

2. Check out the Monarch Butterfly Grove

When visiting the Central Coast you must see the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. This is 1 of 5 sites in California that is homes over 10,000 butterflies each year. This year, the grove has over 13,000 monarchs, and it is a great outdoor activity for the family. While your there, take in the beauty of the giant Eucalyptus trees, the vibrant colors of the monarchs, and the cooling ocean breeze. The grove is only a few minutes from the Oceano Dunes and Pismo State Beach, so feel free to explore these local favorites as well!

A Close Up Of A Tree

Photo by Jan Dommerholt on Unsplash 

3. Enjoy a Meal Outdoors

If you are familiar with the Central Coast, you know that there are tons of hot spots to take in sunset and great views. With Earth Day in mind, why not spend more meals outdoors as it is getting warmer and even more beautiful outside. A few favorite spots to have a tasty meal and an amazing view include Montanna de Oro, Terrace Hill, Prefumo Canyon, and more. As you enjoy your meal, just be sure to remember to dispose of your trash properly!

A Glass Of Wine Next To A Body Of Water

Photo by Seaglass Wine Co. on Unsplash