Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday April 18, 10 am to 2 pm

Join our team of volunteers as we perform the annual cleanup of Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve. For our 25th Anniversary Cleanup, we will be moving our efforts to a new part of Penn Dixie along Jeffrey Blvd (see map below).

Earth Day Map
Find the orange X in the top left corner of the map. This year’s Earth Day Cleanup will be held at a new part of Penn Dixie adjacent to Jeffrey Blvd.

Helpers are needed for various beautification projects including debris pickup, tree planting, and general maintenance. We do not yet have an address for this part of the property. You may park along the shoulder of Jeffrey Blvd. to the North of BFG Manufacturing Services located at 3949 Jeffrey Blvd. Please do not park in the BFG parking lot — it is private property.

There is no charge for admission and lunch will be provided. Contact Executive Director Dr. Phil Stokes at to signup.

Erie County Earth Science Day

On Saturday October 5 join us from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine, to learn about Western New York’s natural history, ecology, and resources through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. Experience hands-on learning under the big tent from:

Thanks to the generous support of Erie County and our sponsors, Earth Science Day is FREE to ALL. All ages welcome. This event is accessible to those with mobility impairments and we recommend the use of a reach tool for fossil collecting.

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Our famous fossil hunting is FREE on Earth Science Day!

In the spirit of reducing plastic waste, our first 500 Earth Science Day guests will receive a complimentary reusable fossil collecting bag. Additionally, complimentary fossil collecting trowels will be available to all guests during the event.

Special thanks to WIVB News 4 Buffalo and the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists for supporting Erie County Earth Science Day.

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Lloyd Taco Truck will return as our official lunch vendor!

Teachers: Download our Earth Science Day Flyer or contact us in advance to schedule your group. There is no charge for unguided group tours on Earth Science Day but we request advance notice to help with our parking planning. Guided group tours are available at our usual rates.



This FREE event is made possible by Erie CountyTown of Hamburg, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY. Donations are welcome through the day of the event and will support Penn Dixie’s community education efforts.