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posted: 4/16/2014 2:24 PM

Aurora parks benefit when you join Spring Spruce-Up

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Submitted by Fox Valley Park District

Community groups, residents and families are invited to help beautify their local parks when the Fox Valley Park District hosts its sixth annual Spring Spruce-up from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

Volunteers can choose between four different sites to join Park District staff and pick up litter, haul light brush and assist in the removal of invasive plant species. Volunteers will be placed in parks that are closest to their homes.

Parks scheduled for Spring Spruce-Up (with crossroads) are:

• Gilman Trail / Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora

• North Aurora Island Park, State Street Bridge, North Aurora

• South Island Park, Ashland Avenue and Route 25, Aurora

• Waubonsie Lake Park, Montgomery and Kautz roads, Aurora

Volunteers should contact Community Outreach Manager Debbie Smith at (630) 966-4555 or to register.