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Ravenswood, Lincoln Square And North Park Neighbors Can Volunteer At These Earth Day Clean Up Events

Volunteers at the clean up events will need to wear mask and follow social distancing rules.

Community members clean up Skinner Park & Loomis St. Community Garden in spring 2020.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — Volunteers can help clean up North Side parks and public spaces this weekend as part of Earth Day.

Details on how to get involved are below. All the events are being held Saturday morning.

At West Leland and North Ravenswood

The Ravenswood Neighbors Association hosts its annual clean up day, starting at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags and cotton gloves and are are encouraged to dress appropriately with comfortable shoes, bring hand sanitizer as well as gardening or heavy duty gloves. For more information about the event click here.

Gompers Park Lagoon, 4222 W. Foster Ave.

Volunteers will meet in the tennis courts parking lot at 9 a.m. before heading out to pick up litter and tending to the gardens near the fishing lagoon. Masks are required and volunteers will also need to follow social distancing rules. 

Before participating, the park district requires volunteers complete an online liability waiver here. For more information about the event click here.

Peterson Elementary School, 5510 N. Christiana Ave.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hollywood-North Park Community Association, the North Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Peterson Elementary School PTA with support from Ald. Samantha Nugent (39th). Starting at 9 a.m., Volunteers will clean, add mulch, paint and more at the school grounds and the nearby Bryn Mawr business corridor. Masks and social distancing required. For more information about the event click here.

To volunteer at Peterson click here. To volunteer at Bryn Mawr’s business corridor click here.

Green Space, 5386-5410 N. Bowmanville Ave.

The Bowmanville Community Organization will give volunteers a map and lawn trash bags to clean up the neighborhood. Starting at 10 a.m., volunteers can either start at the Gateway Garden, 1801 W. Balmoral Ave., or at the event’s secondary location at the Green Space, 5386-5410 N. Bowmanville Ave. 

Volunteers must practice social distancing and wear a mask. To sign up for the clean up event click here. For more information about the event click here.

Western Brown Line stop, 4648 N. Western Ave.

The Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association is organizing a clean up event starting at the north side of the CTA’s Western Brown Line stop plaza. Starting at 10:30 a.m., several neighborhoods will be participating in this cleanup via the City of Chicago’s Clean and Green initiative.

Volunteers will be provided with tools, garbage bags, gloves and hand sanitizer. Volunteers must bring their own masks.

To sign up for the event click here. For more information about the event click here.

Ainslie Arts Plaza, 4844 N. Lincoln Ave.

Lincoln Square North Neighbors is partnering with the City of Chicago bags to clean the area between Lawrence and Foster avenues and Western and Francisco avenues. The group will provide tools, garbage bags, hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks for all that need them. Cleanup starts at 10:30 a.m.

During the cleaning, event volunteers will also be marking where ash trees are located in order to fundraise for their protection from the Emerald Ash Borer. For more information about this event click here.

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