People work together during Earth Day
Saturday April 22 is Earth Day Evanston IL 2017 and across the country. People take this seriously and are proud of the community. Let’s talk about what is going on and how you can help.
If you are not in Evanston IL then this should be exciting because of a community spirit and friendly people caring about our planet and the earth that we stand on. Evanston IL has the lovely Lakefront and 6 beaches so it is important.
Out of the six beaches I just mentioned there is a dog beach, sailing facilities and a boat launch (among other great facilities). I live right across the street from South Blvd beach and have always enjoyed having access to this gift from Mother Nature.
Since moving to this location 19 years ago, we go for walks on the lake front and I do a 7-mile roller blade course that takes me through the Northwestern campus and along all the beaches.
Sorry, I am getting off track here. On Saturday April 22, the Evanston IL Earth Day 2017, there is an event scheduled called “Help Clean Up, Evanston“.
Earth Day Evanston IL 2017
You can have a lot of fun if wish to participate in this event. People gather at the Lakefront among other projects and get it ready for the season which opens Memorial Day. The work and gathering of people who love Evanston IL has always struck me as a strong event that always feels like friends helping each other.
What does go on during this event? People will walk the beaches and pick up trash and comb the sand. I have seen folks gathering up the remnants of people’s cigarette habits. Don’t you wish that did not happen but people seem to think that to discard a dead butt is not an issue. I am getting off track and apologize.
I quote the city of Evanston IL and what they say on their web site. “Help clean up Evanston this Sat., April 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are still needed at a variety of sites throughout the city, including District 65 school locations. The Evanston Ecology Center will also host free, drop-in family-friendly festivities and nature play from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and a tree planting ceremony will take place on the east side of the Morton Civic Center at 10 a.m.”
How can you get involved?
If you feel like clicking on the Volunteer Evanston site you can learn much more about what is offered and what is going on in town. People get together and there is true companionship that I have enjoyed participating in for many years.
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For more information about the Earth Day and Arbor Day events, call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, Evanston residents can simply dial 3-1-1.
Clean up and get together events for Saturday are scheduled at:
Evanston’s Earth and Arbor Day Events: Cleanup Efforts, Tree Plantings, Festivities – Evanston, IL Patch
As a result of the questions about “how can I help”? Community groups and individuals of all ages can visit VolunteerEvanston.org, or call or text 847-448-4311 to sign up for cleanups at the following spots across the city:
- Ladd Arboretum and Twiggs Park – Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
- James Park – Fieldhouse, Dodge Ave. at Mulford St.
- Lovelace Park – Fieldhouse, Grosse Point Rd. at Thayer St.
- Lakefront, Greenwood St. to Clark St. – 1401 Sheridan Pl.
- Ingraham Park – Bike racks located just west of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
- North Shore Channel – Dammrich Rowing Center, 3220 Oakton St., Skokie (ages 8 and up)
- Harbert Park – 1300 McDaniel Ave.
- Ridgeville Park – 908 Seward St.
- Elks Park – Callan Ave. and Mulford St.
- Dempster and Greenwood Street Beaches – 1251 Lakeshore Blvd.
- Chute Middle School, 1400 Oakton St.
- Haven Middle School, 2417 Prairie Ave.
- King Fine Arts School, 2424 Lake St.
- Nichols Middle School, 800 Greanleaf St.
- Canal Shores Golf Course (all six sites) – 1030 Central St
Enjoy Earth Day 2017!
District 65 school locations, which are listed on the city’s volunteer page, also need helping hands.
This year’s events are made possible via partnerships with Evanston TreeKeepers, District 65, District 202, Northwestern University, Canal Shores, Friends of the Chicago River, Alliance for the Great Lakes and Ridgeville Park District. As a result of the great demand of generous people interested in Earth Day, each partner organization is hosting at least one cleanup site.
Evanston IL Sunrise I shot this photo