Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Stewardship Opportunities

Stewardship Program
April 2014
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the Dates!
April 26
25th Annual Earth Day & Parks and Preserves Clean Up
May 4
Bird Walk
Washington Park Refectory
May 8
Walter Netsch Lecture Series
Chicago Cultural Center
May 10
The Cliff Dwellers
June 12
Friends of the Parks' Parks Benefit Celebrating Arts in the Parks
Bridgeport Art Center

Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22
Friends of the Parks'
L.A.T.E. Ride
Light up the Night
September 27
National Public Lands Day
Our Sponsor
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Friends of the Parks' Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Lauren Moltz
Vice Chairs
*Fred Bates
Kim du Buclet
Sylvia Jones
Troy McMillan
Dayna Moser
Alicia Pond
Deborah Strauss
Harold Leftwich
Jacqueline L. Sloan
Executive Committee At Large
Lynda Birkelbach
Robert P. Gordon, M.D.
Serge Pierre-Louis, M.D.

Board of Directors

*James Alter
Patricia Ballman
Victor Bernhard, M.D.
Paul Boyd
John Buenz
Mark Calderone
Diane Ciral
Robert Clarke
Oscar O. D'Angelo
Sean Durkin
Megan Eakins
Michelle Fries
Ian Grossman
Greg Hansen
Diana Harris
Mary Kennelly
Marshall Matz, M.D.
Gavin McCarty
Timothy M. McGuire
Janet Reali
Patrick K. Sheehan
Richard Simon
Meagan E. Smith
Rachel C. Steiner
Gavin Tun
Carolyn Wortham

Advisory Board

Joanne Bauer
Josephine Bellalta
Anthony Belluschi
Vanice Billups
Kenneth Burkhart
Sally A. Kitt Chappell
John Chavez
Kay Clement
Karen Davis
Mary L. Gray
Deone Jackman
Scott Jamieson
Kitty Kurth
Victoria Post Ranney
Marc Schulman
*Charles P. Schwartz, Jr.
David C. Sharpe
Allen R. Smart
Roger Taylor
*Past Chairs
Associate Board
Mike Owens
Vice Chairs
Michael De Runtz
Caitlin Cummer
Kevin Kohlstedt
Allison Rudick
Ryan Wilk
Associate Board Members
Kelli Albaugh
Veronica Barrios
Chad Broderick
Matt Dowling
Patrick Dickinson
Anthony Harvey
Ryan Jensen
Robert Keller
Michael Magidson
Karthik Nagarur
Tejash Patel
John Paullin
Shane Devins
Mike Weeks
Thomas Woods
Mitchell Worden
Cassandra Francis
Spring Volunteer Opportunities, Dig In!
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 information.
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 & Halsted, Riverdale
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 include:
Simple Green
Bayer Advance
Kirkland & Ellis
House of Blues
Dart Container
Christy Webber Landscapes
Allied Gloves
Iron Mountain
Marsh & McLennan
Clif Bars
Magid Glove
The Care of Trees
Possibility Place
House of Blues Chicago
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique
For more information please visit www.EARTHDAYCHICAGO.COM
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.

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique is located at
135 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60602

Visit Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

Celebrate Earth Day at the House of Blues Chicago with Wild Cub and Gemini Club and enjoy a Dale's Pale Ale. Tickets are still available.
The House of Blues has teamed up with Dale's Pale Ale to support Friends of the Parks Earth Day efforts.
Enjoy a Dale's Pale Ale with your lunch or dinner or at the concert on Tuesday night. A dollar of every Dale's Pale Ale purchased will be contributed to Friends of the Parks.
House of Blues Chicago is located at
329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL
Visit: House of Blues Chicago

northNorth Park Village Nature Center April Events
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Visit North Park Village Nature Center for a full listing of events.
Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) Orientation, dates, locations and times vary
Spring 2014 Environmental Leadership Training Series
The 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 request.)
bicycleSunday, April 27, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Bicycle Maintenance Workshop at Northerly Island
Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr.
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: $10.
wildwoodWednesday, April 30, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wild Wednesday at Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.
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. Free.

Bird's Eye View Park Tour
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:30 am- 1:30 pm
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.
Friends of the Parks Members: $35
Non Members $40
New FOTP Membership includes tour: $55

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