Advanced Search

Evanston RoundTable | Evanston, IL
The Weather Network
RCN


home : city news : city news
April 21, 2019

4/8/2019 10:23:00 AM
'Clean Up, Evanston!' - April 27
Submitted by the City of Evanston


Clean Up, Evanston logo

 Community members are invited to participate in the City's annual Earth Day and Arbor Day community clean-up event, “Clean up, Evanston!," on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at locations throughout the city.

In addition to the clean-up activities, the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., will host free, family-friendly Earth Day festivities, seed plantings, an indoor farmers' market, and outdoor nature play from 9 a.m. to noon. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) will give away free oak saplings to the first 50 attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used items to donate to Cradles to Crayons.

Community members can also join Mayor Stephen Hagerty at the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary, located at Clark Street and Sheridan Road, at 10 a.m. for a tree planting ceremony and proclamation celebrating "Natural Area Day."

Community groups and individuals of all ages can visit VolunteerEvanston.org or call/text 847-448-4311 to sign up to meet at any of these designated clean-up sites across the city:

  • Ladd Arboretum and Twiggs Park – Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
  • Fountain Square – Sherman Avenue at Davis Street
  • Chute Middle School – 1400 Oakton St.
  • Haven Middle School – 2417 Prairie Ave.
  • J.E.H. Education Center – 1500 McDaniel Ave.
  • King Arts School – 2424 Lake St.
  • Nichols Middle School – 800 Greenleaf St.

Community members who would like to clean up a park or public space that is not listed should select the “Self-organized park clean up” option on VolunteerEvanston. This option allows volunteers to clean up their neighborhood parks with support from the City. In VolunteerEvanston, volunteers should indicate which park they’d like to clean up and how many will be participating. Bags may then be picked up from the Ecology Center Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

In addition to the City's community clean-up event April 27, volunteers from civic organizations, social clubs, neighborhood associations, individual families, faith groups, school groups and employee groups are encouraged to participate in the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department's year-round Adopt a Park program. The City is seeking volunteer groups to assist with litter pickup, preservation and maintenance of Evanston parks. To learn more, visit cityofevanston.org/adoptapark or send questions to adoptapark@cityofevanston.org.

This year’s "Clean Up, Evanston!" event is made possible through partnerships with Evanston/Skokie School District 65, ETHS District 202, Northwestern University, Canal Shores, Friends of the Chicago River, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Downtown Evanston, and Ridgeville Park District.

For more information about the Earth Day and Arbor Day events, call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents can simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

View photos from 2017 and 2018 events.







Article Comment Submission Form

The RoundTable will try to post comments within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay at times. Comments containing mean-spirited, libelous or ad hominem attacks will not be posted.

Note: Your full name is required. Your telephone number and e-mail will not be posted. You may type your comments in the space below, or you may type them in a word document and cut and paste them in the space below.

Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   



Click to View Upcoming Events
<April>
SMTWTFS
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
Submit Event








HomeVideosCommunity PostsObituariesClassifiedsAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsLinksLife
Copyright 2008-17 - Evanston RoundTable LLC, Evanston, IL 60202, 847-864-7741, All Rights Reserved


Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved


: