Earth Walk

Earth walk leader group

Lakewood's free Earth Walk event is a fun and educational event held each spring at rustic Monte Verde Park, which is the trailhead to over three miles of landscaped walking trails and the San Gabriel River Parkway. 

Children and adults will learn what they can do to help keep the earth beautiful and protected as they enjoy a nature walk lead by a knowledgeable guide. They will visit stations along the trail to get their passport stamped with specialty Earth Walk stamps. Completed passports earn participants a special Earth Walk gift.

Other activities include:

  • Planting seeds.
  • Creating nature-themed crafts.
  • Learning about recycling.

"Woody the Tree," Lakewood's Tree City, U.S.A. mascot, will be in attendance. He will help teach visitors about Lakewood's beautiful urban forest.

Activities will move into the park's S. Mark Taper Lodge or under canopies if it rains.

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  • Save on gas: Walk, bike, or take public transportation whenever possible.
  • Reusable bags: Carry reusable bags to the grocery store to limit plastic waste.
  • Conserve water: Keep showers short, use your automatic dishwasher.
  • Avoid single-use plastics: Consider a reusable water bottle instead of a single use bottle.
  • Conserve energy: Turn off lights when not in use, use energy saving appliances and lightbulbs at home.
  • Shop local: Visit local markets to reduce fuel and energy consumption while supporting your local community.
  • Recycle: Take advantage of the City of Lakewood’s automated green waste program.
  • Protect wildlife: Stay on the marked trails and always follow posted signage when visiting parks and trails.
  • Keep the community clean: Always use trash receptacles and be sure to properly dispose of e-waste.
  • Promote environmental awareness: Encourage friends and family to be kind to the environment!