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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


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Latest News

February 28, 2017

Sacramento – The California State Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee will hold an oversight hearing tomorrow to evaluate whether proposed regulations by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) sufficiently protects children from the harmful effects of pesticides used near schools.   

San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen will deliver opening remarks
February 23, 2017

San Lorenzo – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will honor three awardees who are making a positive impact in the 10th Senate District at his 6th Annual African American Heritage Leadership Awards, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 24 in the San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande.  The awards program is part of the Senator’s celebration of Black History Month.

February 21, 2017

The 10th Senate District is one of the most diverse districts in the state of California, and we have all greatly benefited from the positive impact African Americans have had in our communities.

In order to honor individuals who continue to make a positive impact, I am hosting my 6th Annual African-American Heritage Leadership Awards on Friday, February 24th at San Lorenzo Library at 395 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo.

The ceremony will be from 3:30 pm to 5pm.

Doors open at 3pm.

New EPA director would not commit to upholding CA's waivers during U.S. Senate confirmation hearing
February 21, 2017

Sacramento – The Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), will hear an overview Wednesday morning on how the state’s ability to set its own standards to improve air quality has enhanced public health and created economic growth for California.  Members will hear testimony from state and regional air quality executives, health officials and other experts during the hearing at the state Capitol.

Center for Science in the Public Interest says some children suffer adverse behavioral reactions after ingesting food dyes
February 16, 2017

Sacramento – Citing mounting scientific evidence that synthetic food dyes contained in child-oriented food products trigger hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in some children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral disorders, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced Senate Bill 504 today to require warning labels on all food containing synthetic dyes in California.

February 15, 2017

Sacramento – Millions of Californians who live in homeowner associations (HOA) will no longer have their political free speech rights silenced by over-reaching HOA boards, if a bill introduced today by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is approved.

SB 407 would prohibit homeowner associations from suppressing freedom of speech or freedom of association when it concerns public candidates, elections, legislation or rule-makings.  About a quarter of California residents live in an HOA.

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