Your Earth, Your Legacy

29th Annual Chicago Earth Day Parks  & Preserves  Clean-Up

Saturday April 21, 2018

2018 Earth Day T-Shirt Design by Montana Baker age 14

Thank you for making Earth Day 2018 a Success! 


Friends of the Parks would like to extend a special thank you to all of the site captains,  volunteers and sponsors that made this year possible. Especially Target, Magid, Wells Lamont, Hyatt, Ozinga, Bickerdike, Living Green, Openlands, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Chicago Park District, and Friends of the Forest Preserves.  None of this would have happened without your hard work and dedication!  

2018 was the biggest year yet! Over 5,000 volunteers turned out city wide to clean up over 135 Parks and Forest preserves.

Please take a look at some pictures from the day of below!   Keep checking back for updates about next year’s event! 

We’re thrilled to partner this year with the Chicago Park District, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Friends of the Forest Preserves, Openlands and many local community partners to organize another successful Earth Day event for Chicago’s parks and preserves!

The Forest Preserves of Cook County has “Stewardship Volunteer days” scheduled every week of the year in Chicagoland, including “Earth Day!” Please see the online calendar to register for these volunteer days at this website: