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“To save our planet, we must save our trees”

Sierra Club










Join us in Celebration of our Home,

the Earth

April 20 - April 27, 2024

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The Chatham Conservation Foundation is proud to partner with a wide variety of participating organizations, businesses and faith groups in Chatham to offer activities and events celebrating the Earth during the week between Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Participating organizations to date:

Cape Cod Five*

Cape Cod Chronicle
Chatham Bars Inn*
Chatham Boy Scouts*

Chatham Candle Company
Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Chatham Conservation Foundation*

Chatham Council on Aging
Chatham Garden Club*
Chatham Girl Scouts*

Chatham Orpheum

Chatham Paint & Hardware*
Chatham Recycles

cinder + salt

Department of Public Works*

Ducks in the Window*
Dunkin Donuts*
Eldredge Public Libr

First Congregational Church*

Friends of Chatham Waterways*
Friends of Sylvan Gardens
Friends of Trees

Gustare Gourmet*

Holy Redeemer Parish*

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge*
Odin K. Smith Gallery

Old Village Neighborhood

St. Christopher's Earth Honoring Faith Committee*

St. Christopher's Uncommon Thrift

St. Martin's Masonic Lodge*

Sustainable Practices*

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House*
Watermark Office Services

*indicates participation in Chatham Town Clean Up, Saturday, April 27th


Schedule of Earth Day/Arbor Day Events

All events are FREE OF CHARGE, but registration is required. 

Note: New events are being added on an ongoing basis, and details of the activities listed below are subject to change.

Saturday, April 20th


Earth Day Celebration

Location: Labyrinth, Chase Park

Kick off Earth Day/Arbor Day Week with a reflection on all good things the Earth provides! (45 minutes)

10:00am - 4:00pm

Uncommon Thrift at St. Christopher's

Location: 637C Main Street

All proceeds support the work of CCF!

Sunday, April 21st

Tree & Daffodil Walk led by Friends of Sylvan Gardens
Location: Sylvan Gardens

Join members of the Friends of Sylvan Gardens for a guided stroll along the paths of Sylvan Gardens to observe native trees and shrubs along with thousands of daffodils in bloom.

Note: An additional walk will be held at 2:00pm! Register directly with Friends of Sylvan Gardens.



EARTH DAY!!  Monday, April 22nd

Movie: Inundation District

Location: Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main Street

Screening followed by an in-person Q&A with director David Abel!

Note: Free tickets limited to 2 per person.



Webinar: Edible Native Plants
Speaker: Russ Cohen, edible native plant specialist. He leads dozens of foraging walks every year throughout the Northeast.



Keynote Forum:

Time and Tide Wait for No One: Chatham's Journey Towards Coastal Resilience

Please join us at this special keynote event marking Earth Day!  Chatham Bars Inn and The Chatham Conservation Foundation are pleased to partner for a panel presentation highlighting the ongoing impacts of climate change on Chatham, and what every resident and visitor should know about the fragility of this special place.


Greg Berman, Director of Natural Resources, Town of Chatham

Janet Williams, Cape Cod Climate Action Collaborative


Tim Wood, Editor, Cape Cod Chronicle


Location: Chatham Bars Inn

Visit CBI's Sacred Cod Tavern after the panel event to purchase an Earth Day-themed special cocktail and dish!




Tuesday, April 23rd
Chase Park Tree Walk led by Friends of Trees
Location: Meet at Shattuck Place parking lot, Chase Park

Join members of Friends of Trees for a walk focusing on over two dozen noteworthy trees all contained within Chase Park in Chatham. The guides will introduce you to both older trees that have been in the park for decades as well as more recently planted specimens.





Movie: No Refuge: Cape Cod's Coastal Crisis

Location: Chatham Orpheum Theater

The story of how climate change transformed the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge at Morris Island and threatens the greater Cape Cod Coastal region.

Note: This movie will also be screened Wednesday - Friday at 11:00am.





Wednesday, April 24th
Lecture: How We Got Here: The History of Conservation in Chatham
Presenter: Lauren Arcomano, CCF Executive Director

Location: Chatham Center for Active Living

Call to register: (508) 945-5190

2:00 - 5:30pm

After-School Programming: Beach Clean Up

Location: Chatham Community Center

Thursday, April 25th

Old Village Walk led by Friends of Trees
Location: Downtown Chatham

Join members of the Friends of Trees for a walk following Main Street in Chatham to the Lighthouse where it loops back to town. The trail includes over a dozen of Chatham’s most notable trees.




Webinar: The Southern Pine Beetle and Cape Cod

Speaker: Sara Abbitt, AmeriCorps Member. Sara has been researching the spread of the Southern Pine Beetle across New England during her tenure as an AmeriCorps Member on Cape Cod.




ARBOR DAY!! Friday, April 26th
11:00am – 2:00pm
Tree sapling give-away, Friends of Trees

Location: Lobby, Chatham Community Center

Come by to pick up a free white oak or tulip poplar tree whip!




Webinar: Tree Identification on Cape Cod
Did you realize Cape Cod is home to almost 40 species of native and naturalized trees? Learn how to recognize them in this online seminar with naturalist Tom Walker.

Speaker: Tom Walker has many natural history interests and leads walks and gives presentations on lichens, fungi, trees and dragonflies for many different Cape organizations.







11:00am - 3:00pm

Earth Day Clothing Swap

Location: cinder + salt, 645 Main Street

Bring at least one slightly worn and clean spring tee, tank, sweater or layer and leave with as many pieces as you like!




Saturday, April 27th
9:00am and 11:00am
Town Clean-Up
Location: Meet at Mayo House, 540 Main Street, to be assigned route, gloves, safety vests and trash grabbers. Clean Up routes will be ~1 mile. Bring friends and family!

Note: There are two start times, at 9am and 11am!







9:00am - 2:00pm

Chatham Recycles' Annual Book & Media Swap

Location: Chatham Town Annex, 261 George Ryder Road

Also on Sunday, April 28th, 9:00am - 2:00pm!








10:00am – 1:00pm
Tree sapling give-away, Friends of Trees

Location: In front of the Town Hall, Main Street

Come by to pick up a free white oak or tulip tree whip!

All Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

​Location: Chatham Police Station, 249 George Ryder Road

​Drop off old medications instead of flushing them into our groundwater!

And More!

Monday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 30

Exhibition: Southern Pine Beetle

Eldredge Public Library


Monday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 30

25% off sale: fruit trees and berry bushes


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