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Community members are invited to participate in the City’s “Clean up, Evanston!” event in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 25.

Community groups and individuals of all ages can sign up to volunteer at any one of 10 designated clean-up sites across the City by or calling/texting 847-448-4311. There is at least one clean-up location in each of Evanston’s nine wards.

Volunteers are encouraged to register to meet at any of these locations at 9 a.m. on April 25: Robert Crown Park, Lakefront, Eliot Park, Ladd Arboretum, Kamen East Park, Burnham Shores, James Park, Mason Park, Centennial Park, Lovelace Park or Dawes Park. There will be “Clean Up, Evanston!” signs and volunteers handing out gloves and trash bags.

Evanston Township High School is partnering with the Kiwanis Club of Evanston to hold the Sixth annual Earth Day Clean Up event at 9 a.m. that day. Interested community members can contact ETHS Community Service Coordinator Mary Collins at 847-424-7662 to sign up or just show up.

WestEnd businesses will also be holding their annual spring clean-up event and are encouraging residents in their area to join them on April 25 at 9 a.m. to walk through the neighborhood to pick up litter and then gather at IRMCO afterwards for refreshments. Interested residents should contact Jennifer Kalas at 224-420-4210 for more information.