Since it’s first observance in 1970, the purpose of Earth Day has remained the same: to demonstrate support for our environment. While Earth Day is officially celebrated on April 22, Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry works to preserve our state’s abundant natural resources every single day. We believe that providing the energy resources our nation depends on can never be at the expense of our state’s air, water, or land.

This Earth Day, join us in honoring our incredible planet through one of the many eco-friendly events and breathtaking outdoor destinations around the state.

Oklahoma offers a number of events you can participate in all month long to help protect the environment and make our state a better place to live. From the Norman Earth Day Festival to Litter Blitz 2016 and the Myriad Botanical Garden’s Earth Day Celebration, there are many ways to celebrate our planet and the abundant natural resources it provides us.

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day? Whether you float the Illinois River, catch a game outdoors at ONEOK ball park, or take in the beautiful landscaping at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma offers a number of beautiful outdoor places and spaces to rediscover nature close to home this spring.

Did you know that Oklahoma is home to more than 55,000 square miles of shoreline? Whether you want to celebrate the planet with a day of fishing or you are just looking to get out on the water, you’ll find you have plenty of options from which to choose.

From biking, to camping, to hiking, there is no shortage of ways to get moving and enjoy our state’s beautiful surroundings. Dedicate Earth Day to taking in the fresh air and stunning scenery at one of Oklahoma’s many state and local parks.

If animals are more your thing, spend Earth Day taking in the captivating wildlife composing our state’s unique ecosystem at one of Oklahoma’s five National Wildlife Refuges. For bird watchers, the Sequoyah Refuge features a large variety of native fowl. For more grounded creatures, the Wichita Mountains Refuge maintains herds of buffalo, elk and white-tail Deer.

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