Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanups: some postponed others not


These two young men were part of Smith Park's cleanup team in 2018

Mother Nature has stepped in to change some neighborhood cleanup efforts on Saturday. Not only is rain being forecast but so is up to four inches of snow! 

Scheduled changes
West Town Neighbors Association (WTNA) Community Clean and Green event is rescheduled for Sat., May 4, at Mitchell Elementary, 2233 W. Ohio, from 9 to 11 a.m. 

There will be donuts, coffee and water for participants when they sign in and get their location and supplies. 

Participants are asked to register by emailing

Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association (UVNA) Neighborhood Cleanup is also rescheduled Sat., May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

UVNA's headquarters will be outside J&M Tap (957 N. Leavitt). They'll have gloves, bags and grabbers.


West Town Neighbors Assn charted out locations for cleanup in 2018


Rain or shine…plans continue
For the 30th Annual Friends of the Parks' (FTOP) Chicagoland Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-Up and Celebration, Commercial Park and Humboldt Park will continue their cleanup plans on Sat., Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, regardless of Mother Nature's plans. 

Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St., volunteers will meet at the Field House. After checking, volunteers  will move their cleanup to Honore Park, Superior Park and Snowberry Park. 

Volunteers are invited back to Commercial Park at noon for a thank you BBQ! 

Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave., will also have volunteers working cleanup, rain, shine or snow!

Traditionally, Humboldt Park Field House has served as the hub of the FOTP cleanup efforts over the last 30 years and has the largest post cleanup celebration. The celebration of food, fair and fun will be in the Field House versus outside. 

From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a celebration at Humboldt Park (including games and activities for all ages)! All Chicagoland Earth Day volunteers are welcome to attend. An anniversary cake will be a special treat to celebrate the 30th year of FOTP cleanup and the 85th year of the Chicago Park District.



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