Island’s Earth Day

This year Alameda marked the 47th celebration of Earth Day with a gathering celebrating inclusion and diversity along the shoreline. Hundreds of Alamedans joined hands in a reprise of “Hands Across Alameda” last Saturday morning (above). A beach cleanup along Robert Crown Memorial Beach was held prior, and Earth Day festivities followed in Washington Park. In addition to the many informational booths set up in the park an outdoor aquarium exhibit courtesy of the East Bay Regional Parks District drew a lot of attention (right). Presenters at the City of Alameda’s Earth Day included everyone from the Alameda Police Department to the Alameda High School Earth Team sharing how locals can make and have made a difference in protecting the future of the planet. The event also featured live music, bicycle repair clinics, city vehicles to explore, a kids area, a petting zoo, food trucks and more.