Big volunteer service event set for April 21


A citywide tree planting and clean-up event is scheduled for April 21 throughout Evanston to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.

The event, called “Clean up Evanston!,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at locations throughout the city.

During the event, the Evanston Ecology Center will host family-friendly Earth Day festivities and nature play from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 2024 McCormick Blvd.

The city will also hold a tree planting ceremony at the Ladd Arboretum at 10 a.m. to celebrate the city’s long-standing Tree City USA designation.

This year’s event is made possible through partnerships with Evanston TreeKeepers, the two public school districts, Northwestern University, Canal Shores, and Ridgeville Park District.

Additional information about volunteer opportunities in various parks and schools throughout the city can be found on the Volunteer Evanston website.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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