Community Service Project

Chicago River Day 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join the "Friends of HESNI" to spruce up the riverfront where it passes through the Skokie Sculpture Park

The 26th Annual Chicago River Day is Saturday, May 12, and for a few hours in the morning the sponsoring Friends of the Chicago River are again gathering volunteers to help with a little spring cleaning and beautification at multiple locations along the river bank. Everyone will pick up and sort trash for disposal or recycling, remove invasive vegetation or generally spruce up the adjacent shoreline.

Along a portion of the north branch of the river where it passes through the park, the work will be undertaken by FRIENDS OF HESNI, as one of the day's Tributary Sponsors. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP for only a few hours in the morning. We invite all HESNI members and anyone -- kids (8 & older) or adults -- to join us in this important community service effort. Make plans to sign up soon. The hours are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Skokie Sculpture Park is located along the east side of McCormick Boulevard., between Main and Dempster Streets. Volunteers are encouraged to park in the lot between Dempster and Main Streets. Limited parking is available here and at a couple smaller lots. All volunteers should arrive by 8:30 a.m.

The Skokie Sculpture Park is a fun place with lots of attractions, so we're planning on a little fun too, during and after the work. For starters, lunch will be served afterwards, courtesy of Leopardo Construction. A paved trail passes by the park's many sculptures and other scenic highlights, so why not bring your bicycle, skates or comfortable running shoes? Every volunteer will receive a free Friends of the Chicago River t-shirt.

We can accept a up to 75 volunteers at our site, and registration is free. Use the registration button to sign up, and enter HESNI as your company name. You’ll be sent additional information about the event. Registration will remain open until May 7, 2018. For additional information call HESNI coordinator Wendy Peterson (312-203-0131); or for general Chicago River Day questions, visit Friends of Chicago River Day FAQ page