Join the City of Keizer & community partners for a family-friendly Earth Day celebration at Keizer Rapids Park!
Save the date for Earth Day 2023 at Keizer Rapids Park!
When: Saturday, April 22nd
Where: Keizer Rapids Park, Dog Park
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
|Litter Clean Up with Willamette Riverkeeper||9:00 - 10:00 am||The City is partnering with the Willamette Riverkeeper to host a litter clean up around Keizer Rapids Park to help prevent litter from entering the Willamette River. Please register for this event so we can bring enough supplies. Trash bags, gloves & trash pickers will be provided.|
Register here: TBD
|Bird Hikes with Salem Audubon Society||9 am, 10 am, 11 am & 12 pm||The City is partnering with the Salem Audubon Society to host bird hikes throughout Keizer Rapids Park. Listen, observe & learn all about the local birds that frequent the park.|
|Planting Natives in the Park with Marion Soil & Water Conservation District||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||The City is partnering with MSWCD to replant the raingarden at Keizer Rapids Park. Raingardens are an excellent way to reduce pollution & native plants help provide habitat and filter water pollution. Get your hands dirty and learn all about these great features.|
|Visit with Partners||9:00 am - 12:00 pm||The following organizations will be offering activities and information throughout the event: The Willamette Riverkeeper, Mid-Valley Garbage & Recycling Association, Oregon State Parks, Salem Audubon Society, REI, MSWCD, Cherriots, Keizer Parks Department & Claggett Creek Watershed Council.|
Earth Day Virtually Guided Hike through Keizer Rapids Forest is open all week long!
We are also offering a self-guided virtual tour of Keizer Rapids Park. The tour will take you on a 1/2 mile loop with 15 checkpoints along the way where you'll learn more about natural features within the park. This virtual tour begins at the Keizer Rapids Park Boat Launch and is a 0.5 mile loop with 15 checkpoints along the way. Using your smartphone, scan the QR code to pull up the virtual tour webpage and scroll to each checkpoint as you walk. You can listen to the audio or read the description to learn more about each natural feature of the park.