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Celebrate Earth Day at Whalon Lake

Volunteer workers chip in their services by shoveling mulch during the Forest Preserve District of Will CountyÕs Community volunteer work day in 2013. This yearÕs event will be April 26 at Whalon Lake.  | Submitted
Volunteer workers chip in their services by shoveling mulch during the Forest Preserve District of Will CountyÕs Community volunteer work day in 2013. This yearÕs event will be April 26 at Whalon Lake. | Submitted

Join volunteers from area employers in cleaning up Whalon Lake preserve on Royce Road, west of Route 53, in Naperville and Bolingbrook.

The work day will celebrate Earth Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

Volunteers will assist with trail maintenance, brush clearing, rubbish removal and wood chipping at the Forest Preserve District of Will County preserve. The work will benefit native plants, wildlife and the community.

Employees from Comcast, JULIE Inc., Saratoga Food Specialties, Bill Jacobs Auto Group, BMO Harris Bank, Enbridge Energy, CITGO Lemont Refinery, CARCARE Collision Centers, Exelon Generation, ExxonMobil Pipeline, TransCanada and Homer Tree Service have already agreed to help out.

The work day also marks Comcast Cares Day and JULIE’s Safe Digging Month.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served to all volunteers courtesy of Comcast.

Pre-registration is recommended, but day-of registration will be available beginning at 7:45 a.m. To pre-register or learn more about the volunteer work day, call 815-722-9387 or email kmuentnich@fpdwc.org.

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