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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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June 8, 2015

Union City – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) 5th – Annual Asian-Pacific Islander American Leadership Awards Ceremony will focus on local leaders and an organization making a positive impact in the district.  This year’s ceremony will take place at 12 p.m., Friday, June 12 at the Union City Hall Council Chambers located at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.

State Senator Wieckowski will address special ceremony to welcome and thank the new enlistees to military service.
June 5, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will offer brief remarks at a special ceremony this Saturday, June 6, at 1:30p.m., at Hayward Veterans Memorial Building – 22737 Main Street in Hayward. 

“We salute the brave men and women who have shown their ultimate commitment to their country by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. As a Senator, I have the privilege to serve the public.  It is critical that we recognize the dedication of our troops and veterans and collectively thank them for standing up and serving our nation,” Wieckowski said.

State Senator Wieckowski explores coordination successes and challenges and environmental justice considerations in Bay Area climate adaptation efforts
June 2, 2015

Oakland – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Senate Environmental Quality Committee held its second informational hearing of the year on how state and local governments and regional agencies can improve coordination of California’s climate change adaptation efforts.  Today’s meeting, held in Oakland, focused on climate impacts and adaptation efforts in the Bay Area.  

Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative helps minimum-wage workers and others mired in debt to keep more of their paychecks and personal assets
May 22, 2015

Sacramento - With income inequality at high levels in the state, the California State Senate today approved a package of bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to assist minimum-wage workers whose paychecks are being garnished and to modernize outdated bankruptcy laws to enable families to protect more assets and restore financial stability in their lives.  Another Wieckowski bill, also approved by the Senate, makes sure people who were improperly notified by debt buyers have their cases tried on the merits.

May 16, 2015

“Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace—many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve.”

 – President John F. Kennedy, 1963

Today, we celebrate the 65thArmed Forces Day to honor the dedication of the many Americans serving to protect peace and freedom around the world.

Sen. Wieckowski applauds Governor's executive order's inclusion of climate adaptation into state agencies' planning and investment decisions.
April 29, 2015

Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish a Climate Action Team as the coordinating body for California’s climate policy to ensure a comprehensive approach to the state’s overall climate strategy passed 6 to 0 in the Senate Environmental Committee tonight. 

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