24-Hour Earth Day Tree Planting Relay

April 17th, 2020 - April 18th, 2020 6:00 pm

**To avoid any risk related to COVID-19, the 24-Hour Earth Day Tree Planting Relay will be held in the Fall of 2020. An exact date has yet to be determined, but if you’d like to stay informed please subscribe to the Alliance newsletter or follow us on Facebook. We hope everyone is staying healthy during these difficult times. Follow the Alliance on social media for inspiration and to learn about ways to continue celebrating Earth Day while staying home.**

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay by planting trees with us during our 24-Hour Earth Day Tree Planting!


Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

Join us for this one-of-a-kind celebration of local conservation efforts! Our goal is to plant over 4,000 trees in honor of our planet. We do this not only for our future, but to help restore the health of our local waterways. Come join us on April 17th, 18th, or both days!

The first event will begin at 6pm on Friday, April 17th, and the volunteer plantings will continue until 6pm on Saturday, April 18th. Feel free to sign up for one or multiple shifts – volunteers are not required to stay for the full 4-hour shift, but are more than welcome to! Site locations vary across Lancaster, Cumberland, and York Counties.

Site and shift details are below, but more specific details, such as address, will be provided upon registration:

  • 6pm to 10pm, April 17th – East Hempfield
  • 10pm to 2am, April 17th – Messiah College – SOLD OUT
  • 2am to 6am, April 18th – Paradise Township – SOLD OUT
  • 6am to 10am, April 18th – Shallow Brook Intermediate shift #1
  • 10am to 2pm, April 18th – Shallow Brook Intermediate shift #2
  • 2pm to 6pm, April 18th – Millport Conservancy

Afterwards, join us at 6pm for happy hour at Millport Conservancy to celebrate the 50th Earth Day and say thanks to our hardworking volunteers. There will be music, food, and drinks.


Please direct any questions to Brittany Smith at bsmith@allianceforthebay.org or 717-517-8698.

The best way to stay updated about this event is by following the 24-Hour Earth Day Tree Planting Facebook event page here. This event is rain or shine.