Saturday Earth Day Events

Earth Day is day to celebrate every person’s power to do something to protect our planet.  Sierra Club volunteers across Illinois will be busy Saturday with a variety of cleanups, restoration projects, and other service projects to improve Illinois’ environment.  All members and the public are invited to join in as we get to work making Illinois cleaner and greener.

Here are Saturday’s events – hope to see you there!

Montrose Beach Sweep (Chicago)

Sat, April 21 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Celebrate Earth Day with Sierra Chicago Group by giving beautiful Montrose Beach a spring cleaning. A Nature Tour for beginning birders and other nature lovers will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Montrose Beach House. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. The Beach Sweep will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and gloves, trash and recycling bags and other supplies will be provided. Meet at Montrose Beach House and be sure to dress for the weather.

Earth Day Celebration At Deer Grove Forest Preserve (Palatine)

Saturday, April 21 9:30AM to 2:30PM

LOCATION:  Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine.  Entrance is on North side of Dundee Road between Quentin and Hicks Roads – Picnic Spot, Grove #2.  Sierra Club volunteers and partners work to restore natural habitat to Cook County’s Forest Preserves at Deer Grove.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will speak at 1:00PM

For more info:


Green Block Party at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Saturday, April 20 sponsored by SIUE’s EcoHouse and Student Organization for Sustainability to kick off Earth Week. Farmers/craft market and vendor booths (food, crafts, clothes, jewelry, flowers and art). Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. in the EcoHouse parking lot, next to SIUE Gardens building in Cougar Village. Free and open to the public. Volunteers needed for Sierra Club booth. Sign up for a shift at

For more information about these events, and others throughout the year, see our events page.

Happy Earth Day!


One thought on “Saturday Earth Day Events

  1. Jack Guess you didn’t get the memo. Elgin, Batavia and Aurora are postponed, river too high to take the risk. Batavia will join friends of the Fox on May 18. Aurora rescheduled for May 25 and Elgin will be announced.
    Thanks for helping with publicity. Watch for us in May!

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