11th Annual Earth Day Challenge Park Clean up

April 12, 2007

Help in celebrating Madison's 11th Annual Earth Day Challenge by cleaning up local parks and beautifying this amazing city.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 21st with over 1,500 volunteers donating a few hours of their time to plant trees and clean up several of Madison's 260 parks. These volunteers consist of neighborhood associations, schools, youth groups, families, seniors, and individuals.
The festivities will begin on Friday, April 20 with a tree planting with Lakeview Elementary students at Warner Park.
Every year citizens volunteer thousands of hours in their neighborhood parks by cleaning up trash, maintaining flower gardens, removing garlic mustard, spreading mulch, and raising money for park improvements.
All the time donated by volunteers is greatly appreciated and serves as a gracious contribution to our community.
If you or your group would like to participate in the Earth Day Challenge, please call Laura Whitmore, Parks Community Relations Coordinator at 266-5949. Volunteer may still sign up their group or neighborhood association to clean up their neighborhood park.

Volunteers still needed:
• April 21, 9a.m.-1p.m., Natural Area Restoration, Shrub Planting, Cherokee Marsh, near corner of School and Wheeler Rds.
• April 21, 10a.m.-noon, Monona Bay Shoreline Clean-up, Brittingham Beach, 701 West Brittingham Place
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Natural Area Restoration, Tenney Park, 1414 E. Johnson St.
• April 21, 10a.m.-noon, Earth Day Clean & Garlic Mustard Pulling, Hoyt Park, 3902 Regent Street
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Cherokee Marsh-Lake Mendota Unit, 38 Knutson Dr.
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Elvehjem Sanctuary, 1202 Painted Post Road
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Heistand Park, 4302 Milwaukee St.
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Heritage Sanctuary, 625 Meadowlark Drive
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Sandburg Woods, 4114 Donald Drive
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Edna Taylor Park, 802 Femrite Dr.
• April 21, 9a.m.-noon, Garlic Mustard Pulling, Garner Park, 333 Rosa Rd.
• April 21, 9a.m. - noon, Worthington Park, 3102 Worthington Ave.

Contact:
  • Laura Whitmore, 266-5949