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2024 Earth Day in Big Bear!

Posted: 03/16/24

Create a positive impact on Big Bear's beautiful environment and help us Preserve our Natural Playground for generations to come.

Earth Day Events in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Discovery Center

April 20, 2024

Join the Big Bear Discovery Center for an Earth Day celebration! Browse booths on local sustainability programs and organizations and enjoy crafts, information, and more related to stewardship, recycling and helping the planet. Open to the public from 10 AM - 3 PM. The Big Bear Discovery Center is located at 40971 North Shore Drive. 909-382-2790

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Lake Clean-Up

April 24, 2024

Join the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on their annual lake shore beach clean-up starting at 9:30 AM at the west public boat launch. Please sign up with Vicki Cummings at (909) 260-3735.

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Bear Valley Electric

April 26, 2024

Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) invites the community to celebrate Earth Day at the annual 2024 Earth Day Expo in partnership with the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power. Attendees receive free giveaways, lunch, snacks, and water. Located at BVES at 42020 Garstin Dr. 909-471-0308.

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Restore the Bear

April 19, 20 & 21, 2024

Act and join in against litter! You can get involved either through your workplace, services group or as an individual. Trash bags and gloves provided. The clean-up area is Rathbun Creek behind Vons grocery store. Meet up at Dank Doughnuts for a free small coffee. To register, please use the email address provided below.

Earth Day Celebration - Chrip Nature Center

April 22, 2024

Join Chirp Nature Ceter in celebrating Earth! As part of our mission to do more in 2024, we cordially invite you to Chirp Nature Center to check out our new Refillable Station, learn how you can take steps to living a low waste lifestyle, and see what else is on the Chirp horizon.


sustainability cleanup with Nativescapes

How to Leave a Positive Impact

When enjoying the National Forest or even just exploring a new town, keep these important things in mind:

  • Leave No Trace - Do not leave litter or other debris in the forest, along the streets, in parks, along the shoreline, or anywhere else.
  • Take Nothing But Pictures - Leave all plants, rocks, and animals as is. Do not remove them from their natural habitat.
  • Stick to the Trails - When hiking, biking, horseback riding, or off-roading, stay on designated trails. Not only to protect the native plants and fauna, but also to reduce wildfire risk from engine sparks.
  • Lend a Helping Hand - Clear away any litter you find, even if it's not yours. One good deed done by many leaves a positive, lasting impact.
  • Respect Each Other - If you can only be one thing, be kind. Respect private property and be cordial and considerate of others.

Care For Big Bear

Big Bear has seen an incredible boom in popularity and prosperity thanks to the hard work of our local entrepreneurs, second homeowners, dedicated employees, and eager visitors. With this boom comes the side effects of increased traffic, noise, litter, graffiti, and wear on the natural environment.

Care for Big Bear is an ongoing sustainability campaign designed to empower our community through the cooperation of our locals and visitors. It is a call to action to preserve and protect our natural playground for future generations to enjoy. Through education, motivation, and awareness we unite to Care for Big Bear on an endless scale. When we work together, we vow to Care for our community, Appreciate our natural environment, Respect our neighbors and Enjoy our valley.

Get Involved when you explore Volunteer Opportunities below!