Volunteers Needed for 'Make a Difference Day' Oct. 28

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Volunteers Needed for 'Make a Difference Day' Oct. 28

(Oct. 12, 2017) — The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites volunteers of all ages to help a local habitat by removing litter at East Branch Forest Preserve on Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights during “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Individuals and families as well as school, church, Scout and other groups are invited, but adults must accompany children under 18. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear waterproof boots and gloves as they will be cleaning along shorelines and trails. Participants must register three business days in advance (10 days for groups of five or more) through Volunteer Services at 630-462-8707 or volunteer@dupageforest.org.

“East Branch is a beautiful preserve to visit in the fall to see the colorful prairie grasses, enjoy a picnic outdoors or drop a line in Rush Lake,” said District Volunteer Services coordinator Deborah Brooks. “We hope that volunteers feel good knowing their efforts will help keep the environment clean and healthy for all to enjoy.”

“We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers who help us keep our preserves clean and beautiful,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Tim Whelan, District 4. “Our volunteers really do make a difference not only on ‘Make a Difference Day,’ but each and every day.”

“What better way to get your daily dose of nature and give back to Mother Nature,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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