Evanston organizations will hold clean up events for Earth Day, Arbor Day

Tori Latham, City Editor

Several Evanston organizations will hold clean up events Saturday, April 25 to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, which fall on April 22 and April 24, respectively.

The city announced Monday it will hold its “Clean Up, Evanston!” event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Community groups and individuals of all ages can volunteer at 10 different sites in the city, with at least one located in each of the nine wards. A list of all locations can be found at cityofevanston.org/earthday.

The city’s public works department will have vehicles on hand to pick up trash bags and gloves at each site, the city added.

Along with the city-hosted event, Evanston Township High School and the Kiwanis Club of Evanston are partnering to host ETHS’ sixth annual Earth Day Clean Up. Beginning at 9 a.m., volunteers can meet at the Dodge Avenue entrance of ETHS and help clear trash from the second and fifth wards.

Businesses in the WestEnd district will also hold their annual spring clean up at 9 a.m. that day. Residents can join the businesses in picking up litter before meeting at IRMCO headquarters, 2117 Greenleaf St., for refreshments.

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