If you're looking for a way to help out in the community on Earth Day weekend, you'll have no shortage of options in Chicago Heights.
There are two events going on Saturday, April 21, that will require the assistance of as many helpful Heights residents as possible.
Fourth Ward Ald. Josh Deabel, the Chicago Heights Beautification Committee, Bloom High School students and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County are sponsoring a clean-up at Wilson Woods.
Anyone interested in helping out should report to the corner of Country Club Road and Edgewood Avenue at 9 a.m. today. The clean-up will end at 2 p.m.
"Please bring yourself, a friend or neighbor," Deabel said in his Patch event listing for the clean-up. "Help support us in this national event to make a difference on the local level."
This clean-up will be taking place rain or shine, so dress comfortably and bring any equipment you feel you will need, such as a rake or work gloves.
Helping out will be the Union Street Gallery, Franciscan St. James Health, the Chicago Heights Rotary Club, the Historic Preservation Committee, the City of Chicago Heights and the Beautification Committee.
Lunch and snack will be served at the clean-up.
Participants can park at the Park District Recreational Center and walk over to McEldowney, which is located at 15th Street and Edgewood Avenue. The clean-up will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If it rains, the clean-up will be moved to Saturday, April 28.