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Forest Preserve Hosts Earth Day Cleanups

A person in a yellow jacket bending down to pick up trash along a river

Photo courtesy of Forest Preserve District of Will County

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host two cleanup days this month to celebrate Earth Day. An Earth Day Cleanup and Campfire is set for 4 to 7 p.m., April 22, at Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, in Monee. After participants collect litter around Monee Reservoir, there will be a green-minded social with refreshments around the campfire. Staff will share information about the site’s plastic-free initiatives, bike upcycling partnership and fishing line recycling program. The event is for ages 10 or older. Registration is not required.

A Shoreline Cleanup will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, April 23, at Rock Run Rookery, on Youngs Road south of Route 6, in Joliet. Participants will learn about plastic pollution and make an environmental difference by cleaning up the site’s shoreline. Wear waterproof shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Cleanup equipment will be provided. The program is for ages 13 or older.

Register at by Apr. 12 or call 815-722-9470. For more information on the Forest Preserve District of Will County, visit