Defenders to host 'Make a Difference Day' cleanup

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 11:39 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – On Saturday, members of the public are invited to “make a difference” by cleaning up a branch of Sleepy Hollow Creek as part of the national Make a Difference Day event.  

This stream cleanup will be jointly sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Silver and Sleepy Hollow Creeks Watershed Coalition. The goal for the day will be to protect the water quality in Sleepy Hollow Creek by removing trash from the stream and the surrounding area.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon. Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes, gloves and boots, and to park in the parking lot for the Prairie Trail on Hillside Road on the north side of Crystal Lake.

All necessary equipment, as well as water and snacks, will be provided.

For information about this event, call Nancy Schietzelt at 815-356-1710.

– Northwest Herald

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