This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Hundreds of oaks will be planted in a few hours, and many helpers are needed. Holes will be pre-dug. Volunteers will simply plant the tree, tamp down dirt, add water and mulch.
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Arrive promptly at 10 a.m. Planting will continue until all trees are in the ground or 1 p.m., whichever comes first.
Each year, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County plants trees as part of an Earth Day celebration. The planting will help create an oak savanna at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve.
This volunteer opportunity is perfect for individuals or groups, families, scouts, youth groups or other organizations. Participants can plant a single tree or stay and plant as many as they like. Bring work gloves if you prefer. Groups of 10 or more should contact the volunteer coordinator at (630) 762-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Groups of fewer than 10 do not need to register.
Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve is at 39W933 Russell Road, Elgin. For more information, visit kaneforest.com.