THE City of Port Moody is celebrating Earth Day 2018 with a whole week of events designed to strengthen our connection with nature and raise awareness of how our activities affect the Earth.
From April 21 to April 29, Port Moody residents and visitors are invited to attend a variety of free, Earth-friendly events, including our annual City-Wide Garage Sale, Resilient Gardens and Bear Essentials talks, and an Earth Day-themed story time at the Port Moody Public Library.
City-Wide Garage Sale
April 21 (all day, various locations)
Sell, give away, or find treasures at the City-Wide Garage Sale. More than 80 households are participating – view a complete list and map at portmoody.ca/garagesale.
Natural Gardens Tour
April 22 (11am in Moody Centre)
Learn about urban agriculture and lawn alternatives on a walk through some local gardens with Alex Augustyniak from West Coast Seeds and Dr. Linda Gilkeson. Emailenvironment@portmoody.ca to register.
Resilient Gardens Talk
April 22 (2pm at Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive)
Learn about methods for creating resilient gardens with Dr. Linda Gilkeson.
Bats at Night
April 24 (7:30pm, Rocky Point Spray Park, 2800-block Murray Street)
Check out local habitat and watch for bats with the Burke Mountain Naturalists.
Bear Essentials Talk
April 25 (7pm, Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive)
Learn how humans, bears, and cougars can co-exist safely with BC Conservation Officer Service, Tom Saare, and Dan Mikolay.
Story Time and Craft at the Library
April 25 and 26 (10:30-11am, Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive)
Enjoy Earth Day-themed stories, songs, and crafts with your little one.
April 29 (9-11am, Old Orchard Park, 600-block Bentley Road)
Join the Burke Mountain Naturalists for a fun and informative bird walk.
Each year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day as a way to demonstrate their commitment to protecting our planet.
Port Moody – City of the Arts – is home to over 34,000 residents. The vibrant waterfront city values its natural environment and heritage character, embraces sustainability and is committed to community engagement. Founded in 1913, Port Moody’s historical ties to railway and lumber industries have given way to arts and service-based businesses. With over one-third of its land mass dedicated as parkland, Port Moody is a desirable place to live in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.