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Earth Day Clean-Up – Join us in cleaning Ward Park – Register Below

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register Today to Celebrate the 50th Global Anniversary of Earth Day!

The Friends of the Parks Annual Chicagoland Earth Day Parks and Preserves Clean-Up will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Join the River North Residents Association and Friends of the Parks for a Ward Park Clean-up in celebration of the 50th global anniversary of Earth Day.

Fifty years ago Earth Day prompted the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.  In 1970, millions of people stood up to protect our planet – let’s do it again!

The National Recreation and Parks Association states: “While the impacts of climate change are daunting, there is a growing recognition that parks can be part of the climate solution.  Parks reduce harmful carbon pollution that is driving climate change: they protect people and infrastructure from increasingly severe storms, sea-level and lake-level rise, heat waves and droughts; and they also directly reduce some of the primary public health challenges that are exacerbated by climate change.”

Join us this year as we take on the international theme of Climate Action by caring for our park.  It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and make a difference in our community – and in the world.

If you – or your friends and family members – are interested in volunteering, please register by April 11th so that we can plan for a sufficient amount of supplies. By registering, you agree to RNRA’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Ward Park is located at 630 N. Kingsbury Street on the corner of Kingsbury and Erie.

For over 30 years, Friends of the Parks has been mobilizing community members to participate in Earth Day volunteerism. People from neighborhoods throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs volunteer at their local parks and forest preserves to practice stewardship and celebrate community. This year’s event is conducted in partnership with the Chicago Park District, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and many community groups across Chicagoland.

EARTH WEEK kicks off on Monday April 20! For more information click here to visit the Friends of the Parks online, or here to visit the International Earth Day website.


April 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Montgomery Ward Park
630 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL
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