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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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February 10, 2015

Sacramento – California state senators unveiled new legislation to strengthen California’s leadership in clean energy and combating climate change today at the state Capitol.  The proposals call for new benchmarks for energy efficiency, pollution reduction and petroleum use.

January 29, 2015

Know of a small or large business in our community that might benefit from a tax credit? Then help spread the word about the California Competes Tax Credit, an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California and stay and grow in California.

Sen. Wieckowski praises improved relations between U.S. and India.
January 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With India’s Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, the consul general in San Francisco, in attendance, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) joined his colleagues in supporting Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, celebrating India Republic Day, this afternoon on the California Senate floor.  Republic Day commemorates the adoption of India’s constitution.

January 16, 2015

Hayward – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at Chabot College’s Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., on Monday, Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m.

“Dr. King’s drive for freedom and equality through non-violent activism continues to inspire people around the world,” Wieckowski said.  “I encourage everyone to see a local event in remembrance of his words and vision for a more just and peaceful world.”

January 9, 2015

Fremont – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement on Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2015-2016.

“Governor Brown’s proposed budget clearly shows the tremendous comeback California has made since 2010 with targeted cuts, Prop. 30 and a growing economy.  Instead of a $26 billion deficit and 12 percent unemployment rate when I first arrived to the Legislature, we now have one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation, four consecutive balanced budgets and the will to confront major challenges facing our state.

Senate Pro Tem de Leon also appoints him to Business, Professions & Economic Development, and Insurance committees.
January 6, 2015

Sacramento – State Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon has appointed Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to serve on four standing committees, in addition to chairing the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, de Leon announced today.

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