Earth Day in Corvallis

Earth-Day-300x199Earth Ball: An All-Species Masquerade
Squirrel’s Tavern, April 19, 8 p.m.
For a mere $10 at the door ($8 in advance) you can lend support to the Corvallis Environmental Center and have an amazing time dancing to live music by the Fire Weeds, raffle prizes, and the ever-popular photo booth. This is a great event to support this Earth-friendly group!

Procession of the Species: Kids’ Parade
April 19 at 12:30 p.m., Participants should meet at corner of NW 1st and NW Jackson at noon.

This collaboration between Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Ashbrook Independent School, and the Odd Fellows offers children an opportunity to get creative and dress up as their favorite creatures from the sky, the sea, the woods, and fantasy. While written word banners are discouraged, children are encouraged to dress up, play music, and express themselves in this fun event.

Oregon State University Earth Week
April 20 to April 26, locations throughout Corvallis

From volunteering at the Heartland Humane Society to film screenings, Oregon State University has a full slate of activities during the whole week of “Earth Week.” To view the full lineup of events, visit

Sol Power: Community Energy Resilience
Corvallis Public Library, April 22, 7 to 8 p.m.

Community leaders in the renewable energy movement will talk about how community and individual efforts can help us towards a more environmentally sustainable energy independence.

LBCC Earth Day Celebration
Linn-Benton Community College Courtyard, April 22, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Recycled art, green roofs, planting, alternative transportation, and more! This mini-fair includes a
variety of tables and activities from groups at LBCC and beyond.

SAGE Garden Work Party
Corvallis Environmental Center, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, April 22, 4 to 6 p.m.

There will be a work party at the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE), where they grow three to four tons of organic produce for families and agencies all over Corvallis. This garden also provides educational opportunities throughout the year.

Earth Day Tour: Large Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Corvallis
Meet at the First Alternative Co-Op, 1007 SE 3rd Street, April 22, 1 p.m.

Join the Mary’s Peak chapter of the Sierra Club as they lead a bike and carpool tour of Corvallis’
rainwater harvesting systems. Contact Jane L. at to pre-register.

By Candy Smith