April is Earth Month, and the community is taking part in this monthlong celebration with a variety of volunteer opportunities, activities and events.
Members of the public can take a guided nature walk beginning at 9 a.m. April 11 at Richland’s four-mile Urban Greenbelt trail. The group will meet in the lobby of the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive. Participants should dress for the weather and bring water.
Also at 9 a.m. April 11, the WSU Tri-Cities Environment Club, Rotary, Columbia Basin Native Plant Society, and Benton and Franklin Conservation District invite the public to help plant 70 species of shrub-steppe plants in the garden behind the Wine Science Center on University Drive.
There will be time to ask questions and learn about the low-water needs of these plants.
Members of the public also can have sensitive documents shredded and recycled for free at one of these events: 9 a.m.-noon in the parking lot of Gesa headquarters, 51 Gage Blvd., Richland, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 at any Target parking lot.
Activities continue with wildflower walks, bike maintenance programs, a used tire collection, educational activities, programs, field trips, and cleanup projects.
For more information, visit www.gogreentricities.org.