April 9, 2019 | By Sylke Neal-Finnegan | No Comments

Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Weekend

With Earth Day weekend coming up (April 19-21), we hope you’ve been brainstorming how to give your home planet some extra love. Your environmental efforts don’t have to be put on pause when you’re traveling. In fact, Tualatin Valley may inspire fun new ways to bring green into your everyday.

Springtime at Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Tualatin ValleySpringtime at Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Tualatin Valley


Celebrate Earth Day in Beaverton this year and make a positive impact! Volunteers at the city’s Earth Day Mulching Event (Saturday, April 20; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free) will apply mulch around planted trees, as well as plants and other areas throughout the newly-planted site. Please come dressed for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Have a Run (and a Beer!)

Stickmen Brewing Co. is hosting a 5K Fun Run and Earth Day Brewfest (Saturday, April 20; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $36-46), featuring several local breweries. Walk, run or jog and drink beer all for a great cause. Enjoy live music, food, giveaways, activities and more. A portion of the proceeds will support Stickmen’s partners, such as the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, which helps protect forest watersheds.

Drink Organic and Biodynamic Wine

Going beyond mere organic practices, Cooper Mountain Vineyards employs biodynamic farming. This approach means that high-quality wine is produced through the utmost respects of the vineyard’s unique ecosystem, from the lunar cycle to the chickens that peck bugs off the vine. Cooper Mountain offers a Biodynamic Tasting & Tour (Saturdays; 12:30 p.m.; $35) where guests will tour the grounds and vineyard while sipping on wine. We think that’s a perfect addition to an Earth Day weekend.

Plan your Earth Day weekend getaway today!

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