KNIB offers free mulch through Feb. 28

Staff Report

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will be providing free mulch to citizens at 13 locations around Winnebago County.

Mulch availability is not guaranteed and will be removed by March. Bring containers and shovels to retrieve mulch for your own use. Pick-up sites are not staffed.

2015 Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Free Mulch Locations:

Cherry Valley: Baumann Park, entrance on South Walnut.

Loves Park: Martin Park, north lot on Park Ridge Road south of Riverside bridge.

Machesney Park: behind Village Hall, 300 Machesney Road.

Rockford: Alpine Park, 950 S. Alpine Road; Andrews Park, 800 N. Central Ave.; Blackhawk Park, 100 – 15th Avenue; Don Schmid Youth Sports Center, Riverdahl Park off Sandy Hollow; Gambino Park, 4400 block of Pepper Drive west of North Alpine Road; Levings Lake, entrance off Johnston Avenue.

Rockton: Boat ramp parking lot off Hononegah Road; Williams Tree Farm, 4661 Yale Bridge Road.

Roscoe: Valley View Farms, 6440 Belvidere Road.

Pecatonica: Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve, near picnic area, 4550 N. Pecatonica Road.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful annually arranges to recycle Christmas trees at sites in Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, Rockford and Pecatonica.

For more information about this or other programs call 815-637-1343 or visit

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