Earth Day celebrated in Fox Lake

  • Carolena Moore, 8, paints a rock Sunday during the second annual Earth Day gathering at Millennium Park in Fox Lake. The event featured representatives and environmentalists from Promote Fox Lake, Citizens Climate Lobby, Lake County Audubon Society and ComEd.

      Carolena Moore, 8, paints a rock Sunday during the second annual Earth Day gathering at Millennium Park in Fox Lake. The event featured representatives and environmentalists from Promote Fox Lake, Citizens Climate Lobby, Lake County Audubon Society and ComEd. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Lescher, president of Promote Fox Lake, sings a Bob Dylan song Sunday during the second annual Earth Day gathering at Millennium Park in Fox Lake.

      Michael Lescher, president of Promote Fox Lake, sings a Bob Dylan song Sunday during the second annual Earth Day gathering at Millennium Park in Fox Lake. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd representative Shaun Wismer gives low-growing, flowering bushes away for free Sunday during the second annual Earth Day gathering at Millennium Park in Fox Lake.

      ComEd representative Shaun Wismer gives low-growing, flowering bushes away for free Sunday during the second annual Earth Day gathering at Millennium Park in Fox Lake. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 4/22/2018 5:39 PM

Promote Fox Lake and community organizers made the most of the second annual Earth Day Gathering on Sunday at Millennium Park.

Looking to piggyback off the success of last year's event, organizers led by Trustee Danice Moore hosted an array of speakers from environmental activists to representatives from the Citizens Climate Lobby, Pollinator Project of Fox Lake and the Lake County Audubon Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"People are really excited about Earth Day and helping out with the environment, being active and learning about ways they can help make a difference," Moore said.

The event featured Chicago singer/songwriter Mallory Lennon and local musician Michael Leschers. Participants also helped plant trees and seeds along the village's bike path on Rollins Road.

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