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 27, 2019, 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 Registration closes Friday, March 29, 2019
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. 2019 Earth Day Site Captain Packet View a list of all parks
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.