Volunteer to clean up a park on Earth Day. Every year on Earth Day Friends of the Parks (FOTP) organizes a city-wide park clean up day. This years event is on Saturday April 21, 2018, 9AM-12PM.
Register to volunteer
Register to clean up your local park here. At this link you will see a list of currently available parks to register at. Closer in park sites fill up quickly. Volunteers who do not register online will not be guaranteed supplies and t-shirts. The number of online registrations determines the amount of supplies delivered to the site.
Register to be a Site Captain
Before registration can open for a park the site needs a site captain. If you don’t see your local park you can sign up to be a Site Captain and run your local site clean up. Check out site captain responsibilities here. Register here.
Bring your own gloves
FOTP provides all the clean up material
such as gloves and plastic bags. I recommend bringing your own gloves. You can purchase cheap gloves at Home Depot. Marshall’s and TJ Maxx also have them sometimes.
Since 1975 FOTP’s mission has been:
to preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of Chicago parks, forest preserves and recreational areas for the benefit of all neighborhoods and citizens.