Meet at the LaGrange Park Forest Preserve Picnic Area
31st Street and LaGrange Road – Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Please come to help remove debris along and in Salt Creek and nearby Addison Creek. This annual outside event is a fun activity. It helps preserve our open and scenic waterway while enhancing its use by bike trail riders, path walkers, as well as canoeists and kayakers who enjoy the creek.
Volunteers please report to the sign-in table at 31st Street and LaGrange Road by 9:00 am for waiver signing, supplies and location directions. Younger groups interested in a shorter morning please meet at 9:30 am. Remember to dress for the day’s weather and keep in mind that you may be walking through dense and/or wet undergrowth.
In coordination with Earth Day, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will provide handouts including T-shirts, and a Huff & Huff professional biologist will demonstrate how Salt Creek water quality is measured. Gary Comstock, the Yo-Yo Man, will provide entertainment for youngsters.
After the cleanup activity, all volunteers are to meet at the new North Bemis Forest Preserve foot bridge. There Katie Slivovsky, wildlife biologist and nature educator at the Chicago Children's Museum, will help identify bones and other animal signs found during the cleanup. Huff & Huff, Inc., will begin serving free brats and burgers at nearby shelter #4 at 11:30 immediately following the scientific demonstrations.
For planning purposes, large groups are asked to call or email Ron Hursh as noted below with expected participant count.