The Volunteer Center and James Martin Associates Host Earth Day Service Event April 23rd


Join us for Special Restoration Projects in Honor of National Earth Day

When is the Earth Day event?
Saturday, April 23rd, from 9:00 -11:00am (an additional shift from 11:00 – 1:00pm may be added if there is a large overflow response) 

Where is it?
Harbert-Payne Woods in Evanston on the North Shore Channel.

Who is invited?
Families, individuals and service groups of all ages are invited to participate in this year’s Earth Day projects. There are no strict age limits. However, youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and younger children would need to be closely supervised.  

Volunteers should wear long pants and close-toed shoes and, keep in mind that generally clothes can get very dirty.  If possible, participants should bring their own work gloves, shovels and trowels.

What will we be doing?
Volunteers will be helping maintain and restore native habitat for birds and pollinators:

  • plant trees, shrubs, and forms that need planting
  • reinforce sections of the paths with wood chips
  • line the path with logs from trees that have fallen in the woods
  • remove invasive ground cover (principally, creeping Charlie)
  • potentially digging a trench for watering purposes.

Those interested need to reserve space in advance. Simply email and Identify your group and let us know how many volunteers will be attending. We will then email the exact location to meet at the Park and provide a link to the waiver that needs to be signed for the City of Evanston as protocol. 

Questions?  E-mail