Bensenville Park District offers three ways to honor Mother Earth on April 20

Join the Bensenville Park District in celebrating Earth Day with three separate activities and events on Saturday, April 20.

Presented by Grand Subaru of Bensenville, the park district will host a volunteer cleanup event at Varble Park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., an e-recycling and document shred event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the water park parking lot, and a new family Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 Fischer Farm.

To help clean and beautify Varble Park, meet at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood St., and pick up a free T-shirt, while supplies last, before heading to the park. Water and snacks will be provided. Register in advance at the DGLC or call (630) 766-7015.

Area residents are invited to take part in the e-recycling and shred event in the Bensenville Water Park parking lot, 1100 W. Wood St. for free. Experts recommend immediately shredding documents such as credit card or utility bills, sales receipts (unless the items purchased have warranties), sales and ATM cash withdrawal receipts and junk mail credit card offers in addition to old pay stubs, bank statements and medical bills that have been paid. Also, shred any tax-related documents more than seven years old.

Electronics also will be collected for recycling at the water park parking lot. Vehicles may drop off unlimited approved electronic devices for free. Grand Subaru also will be collecting hard-to-recycle batteries and bulbs to recycle through its in-house recycling center at the dealership. A downloadable list of approved recyclable electronics is provided on the Bensenville Park District website.

Attendees of the new, free Family Earth Day Celebration at Fischer Farm — 16W680 Grand Ave. in Bensenville — will learn how to reduce their carbon footprint through demos, giveaways, arts and crafts, interactive displays and Earth-friendly craft vendors. Jump around in the jungle-themed bounce house and take a seedling home to plant! Vendors will be on site with delicious food!

A full list of Earth Day events and activities can be found online at

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