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This weekend in San Diego nature means Earth friendly events

Beach scene by Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Beach scene by Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Being “Earth” weekend in San Diego, there are many nature-related and Earth friendly events happening. While there is a prediction of rain on Saturday morning, April 26th, most of the weekend should be suitable for outdoor activities. Here are a few activities scheduled for the weekend of April 25-27, 2014.

The biggest event this weekend will be the Earth Fair in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair will take place throughout the park. There will be environmental groups, food vendors, religious groups, and environmentally friendly products. There will be a Children’s parade starting at 10 a.m. Free valet bike parking is provided as well as shuttles from parking lots around the area. Be prepared for crowds, especially after noon. Visit www.earthdayweb.org for more information and tips.

I Love a Clean San Diego will have a “Creek to Bay” cleanup this Saturday, April 26th from 9 am to noon. Over ninety sites around the county are participating. Chances are one of those sites are near where you live. Pick a site and register on their website, creektobay.org.

Lisa Cox and John Martin will celebrate migratory birds with a hike April 26th from 8-10 a.m. at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the trailhead near the steel bridge. Also that day in the same refuge, there will be an Earth Day celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking is off of Singer Lane and Highway 94, just south of Jamacha Road. Contact Ranger Lisa at 619-476-9150 x106 or lisa_cox@fws.gov for information on the hike. Call 619-447-4715 for more information on the family-friendly Earth Day activities.

On Saturday, April 26th, San Diego Audubon will have a free “Outdoor Explore” day at the Dike Rock Tide Pools in La Jolla. The event will run from 12-3 p.m., but street parking is limited to two hours. It is recommended to park on Kennel Way just south of the UCSD parking lot. Bring sturdy shoes, trowels, buckets, snacks and water. RSVPs required. Visit San Diego Audubon’s website for more details.