Join the 49th Ward Green Corps, Chicago Gateway Green and Bank of America for a tree and perennial planting event to beautify the little pocket park on the southwest corner of Clark and Howard. The event takes place TOMORROW, Saturday, September 11th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
We need volunteers to assist with construction and planting. We especially need a few people with strong backs or tree planting experience. Also, if you have them, bring work gloves, shovels and trowels, and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get muddy, as it may rain tomorrow.
The park is controlled by Bank of America and was created ten years ago as part of the redevelopment agreement between the developers of Gateway Center and the City of Chicago. Two volunteers from my49th Ward Green Corps—Jane Alexander and Sue Lannin–approached Bank of America recently about upgrading the park with new trees and plants, and the bank readily agreed. Bank of America is supplying the trees and plants and many of its employees have volunteered to help with the planting, but we need volunteers from the neighborhood, too!
Please lend us a hand even if you can spare only an hour or two. The result will be another beautiful corner in Rogers Park!
See you Saturday!
Visit Alderman Joe Moore’s 49th Ward Green Corps at: http://www.49thwardgreencorps.org/