Bishop Paiute Tribe Earth Day Events


Earth Day is a solid tradition at EMO. Every year, EMO and the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center partner up to host a (mostly) outdoor event and gathering, and a community trash clean-up event. Participants in the clean-up target areas on the reservation in groups, families, or solo, contributing to a waste stream sorting effort with EMO staff, and receive breakfast for their efforts.

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The event often includes kids activities such as crafts and games, FirstBloom activities, live music, demos and expos, crafts, food, informational booths, and a raffle.

Past participants have included: Tribal Council and Miss Bishop Paiute, BPT Public Works, Community Development Department, KBPT Radio, the Harry Andreas Band, Fort Independence Environmental Office, Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inyo County, Wildcare Eastern Sierra, Bishop Climbing Rangers and Bureau of Land Management, High Point Solar, Sierra Solar, SCE, GRID Alternatives, the Office of Indian Energy, Eastern Sierra Conservatin Corps, Leave No Trace Center, and many vendors offering traditional and artisinal food and crafts.


EMO has a printable magazine of family fun Earth Day activities. DOWNLOAD THE MAGAZINE


  • Green smoothies
  • Honoring mother earth pledge
  • Biology demonstration
  • Firstbloom clean up crew
  • Firstbloom watering project
  • Art activities table
  • Wildlife demonstration
  • Firstbloom planting project
  • Water Quality Demonstration
  • KBPT tribal radio tent
  • Group photo at GRID solar celebration
  • Vendor tents
  • The mobile food market
  • Paints activity booth
  • Bottle rockets
  • Recycling art activity with Inyo County
  • Preparing signs and decorations
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  • Harry Andreas Band
  • Tires clean up pile
  • Metal recycling effort pile
  • Elders garden work activity
  • Elders garden work activity
  • Elders garden work activity
  • Face painting booth
  • Activity booth
  • Planting activity
  • Planting activity
  • Planting activity
  • Clean up event with Bishop Climbing Rangers
  • Clean up event with Bishop Climbing Rangers
  • Indoor air quality supplies giveaway
  • Traditional music
  • SNAP Americorps demonstration table
  • BLM information booth
  • Solar demonstration
  • Making green smoothies
  • After the community clean up
  • Kite flying
  • Kite flying
  • Water activities
  • Activities table
  • Plants table
  • Information display
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Earth Day Current Activities

Thank you to everyone who participated in April 2022 for the "Earth Week" activities- FSP garden demonstration, trash pick up and creek area clean up, and off-Reservation clean up with the Bishop Climbing Rangers.

Earth Day 2023 info is coming soon.