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 18, 2020, 9AM-12PM. 1/26/2020: Currently only Site Captain Registration is open.
Register to volunteer NOT OPEN YET
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 Registration closes Friday, March 20, 2020
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. Site Captains are special volunteers who take on the leadership role of organizing and implementing Earth Day events at their local park. They are passionate and dedicated members of their communities, who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Site Captains commit to responsibilities before, during and after the Earth Day event. Look at the “2020 Earth Day Site Captain Packet“ to learn more. *Site Captain registration closes Friday, March 20, 2020
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 gardening 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.