Lend a Helping Hand on National Public Lands Day
Volunteers needed this Saturday at Harms Flatwoods in Skokie.
Spring cleaning may be a few seasons away from now, but residents are invited to participate in a different type of sprucing up this weekend.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, 13th District, and the North Branch Restoration Project will hold a work day to recognize National Public Lands Day. Volunteers are welcome to participate for as long as they wish at Harms Flatwoods from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located west of the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.
Work day activities will include cutting and clearing brush, collecting seeds, and picking up trash. Equipment and supplies will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves if they have them.
Last year, more than 170,000 volunteers pitched in at 2,000 sites in all 50 states on National Public Lands Day. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County has a list of local work sites on its website at www.fpdcc.com.
For more information call Brian Miller at 312-603-6383.
Directions: The site is bordered Harms Woods to the west, Woods Drive to the east, Old Orchard Road to the north and Golf Road to the south. We will be meeting in the Flatwoods off of Woods street. You will see picnic tables along Woods road where we will be meeting. Please park in the lot across the street from our meeting spot.