This year's event is planned and organized by Friends of the Parks, the Chicago Park District, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control including several other partners; American Indian Center, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Wilderness, Cook County Department of Environmental Control, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Northeastern Illinois University, Openlands TreeKeeper’s and Wilbur Wright College.
Volunteers are encouraged to get out and clean and green their neighborhood parks and preserves.
The 2013 Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-Up was such a huge success. A big part of that success is the collaboration with so many local groups and partners. Last year's volunteers and partners:
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