Thursday, April 9, 2009

Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up Saturday April 18th

Each Spring hundreds of volunteers show up to help get Humboldt Park ready for another season of beaches, baseball, and bar-b-ques. This annual spring cleaning is actually a two part event for Earth Day, and is part sprucing up and part family-fun activities. This year's event will be held on Saturday April 18th at 9AM , and will kick-off at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 N. Humboldt Blvd.

Volunteers should sign up at the boathouse, get a free t-shirt, a free lunch ticket, and a job assignment. Mostly volunteers either pick up litter and debris left from the long winter or spread mulch around trees and shrubs to beautify and help nurture them. Either way, it is a casual way to pitch-in and meet your neighbors.

This year once again, The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park will volunteer as a group to clean up all of the ponds near the Stables located at Division St. and Humboldt Blvd. TUBWHP members and volunteers will meet at the Association House 1116 N. Kedzie ave at 9 AM and walk over together. Pictured above are members and volunteers from a recent Earth Day Event.

There is no need to RSVP; there is plenty of FREE parking: and high school students can sign up to get "service hours" for their help. Lunch will be served, and there will be entertainment and kid-friendly activities in the afternoon. Tools will be provided, but remember to bring work gloves and dress for the weather - we clean rain or shine!!