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Celebrate Earth Day April 23rd
Friends of the Parks' Earth Day Parks & Preserve Celebration
began 26 years ago to engage communities in their local parks and preserves. Today, FOTP partners with the Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Friends of the Forest Preserves and Openlands.
Join the Midwest's largest volunteer parks clean up, with more than 4,000 volunteers who "think globally and act locally" on Earth Day by cleaning and sprucing up their neighborhood parks, playgrounds and forest preserves. Volunteers will pick up litter, plant and mulch trees, maintain trails and playgrounds at parks, play lots, beaches and forest preserves throughout the Chicago area.
Park site captains must register by March 23rd. Volunteers can register until April 22nd using the link below
Friends of the Parks will continue to fight to save the lakefront from the proposed Lucas Museum. Judge John Darrah questioned why the city has been slow to share discovery documents especially after the city of Chicago lawyers indicated last week that they wanted to speed up the court process so that construction could begin on the museum. The latest actions by the city highlights the transparency issue raised regarding the actual public benefit of the Lucas Museum.
Join Friends of the Parks for the Netsch Lecture Series as we screen parts of the film "Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability" in anticipation of its full release on Earth Day. A documentary celebrating the unique legacy of the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan's southern shore, it offers insight into the connections between the struggle to preserve Chicago's lakefront and the industry that developed along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The film explores the diverse ecosystem, takes a journey through the epic history, illustrates the controversial economic and environmental struggles of the past, and explores a new way of thinking about our natural world in tandem with our economy. The results of this journey are gathering unique partnerships and showing movement toward wide scale restoration and sustainability along Lake Michigan's southern shore.
Thursday March 10
from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM CDT
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington Street Claudia Cassidy Theater Chicago, IL