Earth Day 2020

NWW Earth Day LogoApril 22, 2020 was the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This global celebration marks the anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, which gave voice to an emerging environmental consciousness across the nation.  Senator Gaylord Nelson, the Father of Earth Day, was born and raised in Clear Lake, WI, and credits his love for the environment to the boyhood time he spent on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers.

To honor this significant milestone, North Woods and Waters promoted a watershed-wide St. Croix Earth Day 2020 year of special celebrations, programs and environmental action to honor the legacy of Senator Nelson and other environmental heroes. Organizations throughout the watershed are mobilizing now to use this milestone to provide education, sponsor events, and encourage voluntarism.

Engage Youth

A grant from the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation is providing free Kids for Saving Earth classroom materials and “Rock the World” Concert kits for schools and youth organizations in the watershed. Help empower the youth you serve to take action in their homes, schools, and communities.


Earth Day 2020 was in partnership with these organizations.

Kids for Saving Earth US-NationalParkService-LogoSt. Croix River AssociationClear Lake Earth Day

Experience Earth Day 

Sharon Day Nibi WalkIn 2021 Sharon Day, Ojibwe Elder and Chair of the Indigenous People’s Task Force, led the Nibi (Water) Walk for the Willow on April 30-May 1st.  Click here for more information.

Earth Day activities are happening all year, in every corner of the watershed.  Submit your event to LYNX today to let everyone know what you’re doing to celebrate Earth Day or search the calendar to find upcoming Earth Day events!