Earth Day


THURSDAY, APRIL 21 FROM 5:30-7:30 PM - meet at the depot

Join the Run Forest Run Club for our inaugural Plogging event! The term "plogging" is coined from the English phrase "jogging" and "plocka upp", a Swedish term that means "picking up". Yep, plogging is the Swedish fitness trend that combines jogging while picking up trash. Fun fact - you actually burn more calories and it helps the earth!

Wear jogging shoes and work gloves; all other cleanup gear will be provided.

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Des Plaines River Cleanup

Saturday, April 23 from 8-10 am

Make a difference this Earth Day by participating in the annual Des Plaines River Cleanup! Volunteer your time to clean up the Des Plaines Riverbank and Thatcher Woods. Clean up bags, disposable gloves, and first aid supplies will be available at both the River Forest Park District and the Trailside Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 23 from 8-10am. Please indicate pick-up location when registering. This event is rain or shine.
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • Wear pants, bright-colored long sleeved shirts, and boots
  • Bug spray and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Disposable gloves will be provided, but plan on bringing sturdy work gloves from home.
  • Garbage bags will be provided
  • First aid supplies will be provided
Pre-registration is required.

Register for this free event
Download the Clean Up Map

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