Earth Day spring cleanup at Tinker Cottage April 22
An Earth Day spring cleanup will be held along Kent Creek and in the prairie meadow on the grounds of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 22.
The public is invited to attend the event and assit in collecting debris from along the banks of the creek, from the creek and from the prairie meadow.
Those interested in participating are asked to call the Natural Land Institute at (815) 964-6666 or e-mail email@example.com by Friday, April 20, to register for the event.
Check-in location will be the picnic table next to the cottage. Attendees may work as long as they desire or until 4 p.m.
Trash bags, pick-up sticks and gloves will be provided. Participants should plan to wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Adventurous folks can bring waders to wear as they pull debris from the shallow creek. Children may participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens will provide water for those who help with the clean-up effort.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum is at 411 Kent St., Rockford. Visit www.TinkerCottage.com or call (815) 964-2424 for more details.
From the April 11-17, 2012, issue
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