Earth Day Parks &
Preserves Clean Up - Saturday, April 26th
Join thousands of volunteers in this year's
largest spring clean up effort in Chicago's parks, preserves and open spaces.
New site registration has closed. However, you can still join in the effort by
bringing your own gloves and showing up at one of the "Captained" sites.
Please visit www.earthdaychicago.com for more
Special Earth Day events including light
refreshments and nature activities will be taking place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
at Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. Sacramento, and Whistler Woods, 134th &
At Whistler Woods, you can drop off unwanted
clothing that will be recycled by Chicago Textile Exchange and help keep
electronics out of our landfills: drop off old computers, cell phones, and
other electronics (no TVs). At Humboldt park, you can have your paper shredded
and recycled by Iron Mountain.
This year's event is presented by:
Additional Sponsors and partners
Simple Green Bayer
Advance Kirkland & Ellis House of Blues IL EPA Walgreens Dart
Container Ford REI Christy Webber Landscapes Allied Gloves Iron
Mountain Marsh & McLennan
Clif Bars CBS-2 Magid
Glove WXRT-FM The Care of Trees Possibility Place House of Blues
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique
For more information please visit
Support Earth Day in two
tempting ways! Buy an Earth Day Cupcake from
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique. A portion of the sales from these tempting treats
will go to support Friends of the Parks Earth Day Efforts.
Bliss Cake Boutique is located at 135 N.
Wabash, Chicago, IL 60602
Corps (C3) Orientation, dates, locations and times vary
Environmental Leadership Training Series
Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Spring 2014 Environmental
Leadership Training Series. You'll learn from community and environmental
leaders about urban environmental challenges and opportunities for change; then
you'll lead a service project in your community with C3 support and resources.
Attend one of the orientations. For more information, please contact (773)
755-5177 or use the online form to register Nature Museum. To participate in the
training course, you must be a Chicago resident and attend one of the
orientations. The course will be held at the Chicago Center for Green
Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd, Wednesdays, April 23 through May 28, 5:30 pm
to 9:00 pm. Fee: $75 (financial assistance is available upon
This is an introductory bicycle maintenance workshop
for those 18 and up designed with the beginning mechanic in mind. Learn the
basics of maintaining your bicycle, from simple bearing system overhauls to
tune-ups. This course will make you a self-sufficient cyclist, enabling you to
perform most of the common procedures carried out on a day to day basis by bike
shop mechanics. The information presented is applicable to all types of
bicycles. Register here. Fee:
Throughout the season, we are celebrating "wild
things" with live animal presenter Scott Heinrichs. For those 2 to 9, come out
and ask Mr. Heinrichs questions about each animal and get a close-up look at
some fascinating critters. Animal face-painting and temporary tattoos will also
be provided during Wild Wednesdays.
Bird's Eye View
Saturday, May 10,
11:30 am- 1:30
Join Friends of the Parks for a tour
from above of Chicago's downtown parks. See Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park,
Grant Park, and the lakefront from the 22nd floor perch of the Cliff
Dwellers. A brief walking tour will begin at the "Borders" exhibit in the Solti
Garden at the southest corner of Jackson and Michigan. After taking in this unique exhibit
the tour will proceed to the Cliff Dwellers for a guided tour of downtown parks.
Lunch with the best view of the parks is included.