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This year marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day.

After a devastating oil spill off the coast of California, Congress took the opportunity to establish Earth Day in 1970 as a nationally recognized annual event.

Much progress in protecting our environment is being made and none of it would be possible without the work and research of scientists in the United States and around the world.  This year, March for Science, a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economy and government will coincide with Earth Day activities.  Two local events, March the Hayward Shoreline and March for Science Silicon Valley, will take place this Saturday.

The National Park Service is hosting National Park Week, providing free entry to national parks this weekend.

Below, is a list of several Earth Day events occurring in our local communities:

  • Castro Valley - Residents are invited to participate in a community cleanup on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Fremont - Let's Go Green Together Earth Day Fair, Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Ave.
  • Hayward - Keep Hayward Clean & Green, Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Hayward Community Gardens, 25051 Whitman Street.
  • Union City - Earth Day Tour of Tri-Ced Community Recycling, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 33377 Western Ave.; Earth Day Run for Our Schools, Saturday, April 22, Registration 8:30 a.m., event start 9:30 a.m., Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Rd.
  • Milpitas - Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Beautification Project.(Signed waiver form required for participation), Saturday, April 22, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Milpitas High School, 1285 Escuela Parkway.
  • Santa Clara - Arbor Day - Earth Day Celebration, Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Central Park Pavilion, 909 Kiely Blvd.
  • San Jose - Great American Pick Up for District 4, Saturday, April 22, Registration 8 a.m., event start 8:30 a.m., three locations: Alviso Youth Center, 5040 N. 1st St.; Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Rd.; and Piedmont Hills High School, 1377 Piedmont Rd.

As chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, I am committed to protecting our environment and advancing California's position as a global leader on climate change issues.  Already this year, my committee has passed important bills and resolutions to protect our environment against adverse actions at the federal level and to raise awareness of California's ability to set its own Clean Air Act regulations.

Whether it's on Earth Day or throughout the year, please take a few moments to join me to help clean-up our planet.

Bob Wieckowski 
Representing the 10th District


Sen. Wieckowski on Senate Bill 775

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Los Angeles – The state Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee held its third regional hearing of the year on how local agencies are planning to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change today at the Ronald Reagan State Building.

“Obviously it’s a huge and complex topic and you have provided us with an important overview,” said Senator Bob Wieckowski, the committee’s chair, speaking to those who testified at the hearing. 

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Los Angeles – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Environmental Quality Committee will hold the last of its regional hearings on climate change adaptation this Friday at the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles.  The hearing, “Southern California Regional Adaptation Efforts to Climate Change Impacts” will feature panelists from UCLA, USC, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, mosquito and vector control, and local organizations focusing on climate change.  It will be live streamed http://senv.senate.ca.gov/informa

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Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 246 by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to help California’s communities build resiliency to climate change impacts, including more frequent and intense heat waves, wildfires, floods, and droughts, which threaten the state’s air and water quality, public health, infrastructure, and economy.

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