Earth Day 2020

City of Elkhart
Earth Day Celebration

Please check this page for updates as event details are finalized.
Information is subject to change.
Date:    Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time:    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:    Elkhart Environmental Center

Free, family fun! Stop by the EEC and enjoy Earth Day activities or even volunteer at the event!

(Event details coming in 2020)

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FREE TREES! Each year, the EEC gives out free trees to the public and visitors work with our City's GIS team to map where they will plant them--you can see an updated map from past Arbor/Earth Day events HERE. A live updating map is displayed in our Visitor's Cabin during the event.

Pictures from 2019 Earth Day:


Augmented Reality Sandbox by Elkhart County Soil & Water Conservation District


Free Tree Giveaway

Tree Planting

Tree Planting Demonstration by the City's Forestry Division

MayorEEC Supervisor Jamison Czarnecki (left), Mayor Tim Neese (center), and City Forester Chip Tallman (right)

Tree City Proclamation 


Fish from the Elkhart River! Demonstration by the City's Aquatic Biologist

Pen turning

Pen Turning Demonstration by Lynn & Roger Pletcher


Hike led by City Park Ranger

stormwater display

Stormwater Demonstration by the City's Stormwater Utility Manager


Invasive Species Removal Activity by Event-Goers


Invasive Species Removed from EEC Forest Habitat During the Event

Earth Day Sponsors

Thank you to our generous community sponsors! With them, we are able to give away hundreds of free trees every year! 

The Elkhart Environmental Center's Earth Day event is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates our natural, local environment. Our Earth Day event includes engaging, environmental educational activities for the whole family and provides free trees for citizens to plant at home and increase our urban canopy. Support and sponsorships from community organizations truly make this event possible. 

Interested in sponsoring a popular community event? Looking for a way to give back to the community? Partner with the Elkhart Environmental Center for our 2020 Earth Day! Together, we can make Elkhart a greener, healthier city for all citizens. Please consider making a donation in support of Earth Day and the Elkhart community!

Please call (574) 293-5070 or email for details about our 2020 sponsorship opportunities.