The needler in the haystack.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Leland Park cleanup Sunday celebrates Earth Day

Sign at Leland Avenue Park.
(Photo courtesy Jennifer Popper.)
Following the lead of several area children, Plainfield
's Netherwood Heights Neighbors and FOSH (Friends of Sleepy Hollow) are once again celebrating Earth Day with a cleanup at the Leland Avenue Park adjacent to the Cook School pond.

The idea of a cleanup came from some children who in 2012 urged their parents to help them clean up the park and the pond area. Four kids, their parents and other volunteers came together last year for the first Earth Day celebration.

In a few hours they had netted a small mountain of trash -- and even retrieved a basketball from the pond's drain. The path around the pond was cleared and bottles, cans and branches removed.

This year's observance is slated from 1:00 to 4:00 PM tomorrow, April 21. Volunteers are invited to wear old clothes and work gloves, bring a rake and lend a hand to beautify this neighborhood resource.

You can RSVP to or just show up. Parking on the street.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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