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Chicago Heights"REJUVENATION": Earth Day Parks and Preserves Clean-Up

Friends of the Parks - Lead organizer for over 60 parks across Chicagoland

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago Heights, IL

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY!

A CHICAGO HEIGHTS "REJUVENATION" EFFORT

Saturday, April 26th is Earth Day! Join Friends of the Parks in their county-wide 25th Annual Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-up, presented by Exelon.

This year's event is planned and organized by Friends of the Parks, the Chicago Park District, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and other partners, including Chicago Heights.

The local event is sponsored by Alderman Josh Deabel and Sylvia Torres, and led by Chrysalis Community Center, in partnership with the Chicago Heights Park District, the National Park Service, Chicago Heights Beautification Committee and Chicago Heights Preservation Committee.  The clean-up is supported through Comcast Cares Day and Global Youth Service Day volunteers.

Join us by volunteering to clean and green a neighborhood park and preserves.  We are gathering at the Smith Park Fieldhouse, where registration begins at 9am.  Work site hours are between 10am and 2pm. Volunteer tasks include picking up trash, planting and gardening, weeding, mulching building and so much more!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  All generations are invited and encouraged to participate!

WHERE:                                                                                                                         Smith/Ashland Park, 1420 Ashland Ave. (south of Lincoln Highway on Ashland Ave.) Chicago Heights, IL 60411

WHEN:                                                                                                                                  April 26th, 9:00 AM – 2:00PM

WORK SITES:                                                                                                                    

Smith Park, 1420 Ashland Ave., McEldowney Park, W 14th, 15th and Edgewood and Wilson Woods, 103 W Lincoln Hwy

CONTACT:   Raegan Bricks, 708-493-4661·or raeganbricks@chrysalis-center.org

Waiver:

You will need to sign a waiver in order to work. Download both this waiver and this waiver and hand in at registration. 

Notes:

If you would like to register as a group of 10 or more please email diane_banta@nps.gov.

All sites with be equipped with the necessary tools and materials. Most sites will have extra work gloves - but you may want to bring your own to insure you have a pair.

 

Dress appropriately, long pants preferred and no open toed shoes or sandals allowed.

T-Shirts will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Have questions about Chicago Heights"REJUVENATION": Earth Day Parks and Preserves Clean-Up? Contact Friends of the Parks - Lead organizer for over 60 parks across Chicagoland

When & Where


Event Kick-off at Smith Park
Work at Smith Park 1420 Ashland Avenue
Work at Wilson Woods 103 W Lincoln Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)


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Friends of the Parks - Lead organizer for over 60 parks across Chicagoland

Friends of the Parks (FOTP) is a 501(c)(3) designated park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago’s parks and forest preserves for all citizens. Since 1975, FOTP has increase private and public commitment to Chicago’s parks through establishing park advisory councils, developing new parks, renovating playlots, and presenting public workshops and lectures to create and informed citizenry.

Friends of the Parks’ Mission

Our mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of Chicago parks, forest preserves and recreational areas for the benefit of all neighborhoods and citizens.

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