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Make this year's Fox River Clean-up part of your Earth Day celebration

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  • Cindy Wendt of West Dundee grabs an old paper plate out of the Fox River during the 2013 Fox River Clean-Up, hosted by the Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels at Trout Park Rivers Edge in Elgin. Join in a similar cleanup Saturdays, April 26, May 3 and Sunday April 27.

       Cindy Wendt of West Dundee grabs an old paper plate out of the Fox River during the 2013 Fox River Clean-Up, hosted by the Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels at Trout Park Rivers Edge in Elgin. Join in a similar cleanup Saturdays, April 26, May 3 and Sunday April 27.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2013

 
Submitted by Sierra Club

The Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels invites the community to join in the Fox River Area Earth Day Cleanups on Saturdays, April 26 and May 3; and Sunday, April 27.

Observe this Earth Day by helping in a cleanup. There are several to choose from. Join Sierra Club and other local groups as they clear the Fox River recreational areas of the long winter's debris.

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Gloves, snacks, water, and garbage bags will be supplied. Bring a refillable water bottle (no disposable bottles!). Sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen are recommended. All participants must sign a waiver, and volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is greatly appreciated but not required.

• The Aurora Fox River Clean Sweep will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 26. The sponsors include the city of Aurora, Fox Valley Park District, state Sen. Linda Holmes, state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit. Meet at the Aurora Township parking lot at 80 N. Broadway in Aurora. For details, contact linda.cole@illinois.sierraclub.org or (630) 897-8373, fran.caffee@gmail.com or (630) 859-1687.

• The cleanup at Aurora Big Woods Preserve will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, at the preserve, 2651 Prairieview Lane South, Aurora. Head toward the back. You are invited to a "Workers Hot Dog Lunch" immediately following the cleanup. The sponsor is the DuPage County Forest Preserve. The rain date is May 3. For details, call Terri Voitik at (630) 585-9212.

• The Elgin Area Clean Sweep will be 9 a.m. to noon May 3. The sponsor is state Rep. Anna Moeller, 43rd District. Meet in the north parking lot of Trout Park, 1,000 feet north of Duncan Avenue and Trout Park Boulevard, under the I-90 bridge. For details, contact cindy.skrukrud@sierraclub.org, (312) 251-1680, or sakaptain@gmail.com.

Visit illinois.sierraclub.org/vof/.

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