Jackson Park could use a hand on Earth Day

No matter where one is in the running arguments over the Presidential Center, or the golf course proposal, the love of Jackson Park shows through.

And there is a good moment to show that love: come help clean up some of the ravages of winter and some of the carelessness of park users. Give the Park an hour or two of your time.

It is Earth Day on Sunday. And to celebrate that, the Jackson Park Advisory Committee is doing their annual park clean up this Saturday.

In their letter to the editor on page 4 the committee lists hour by hour times to help and where in the park to go.

Bring a re-useable bag to the Park and join the millions and millions of people all over the world who will be doing something this week end to improve our planet in some way and to call attention to the environmental needs of our world.

Wondered how Earth Day started? According to the Farmers Almanac “this observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.

In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.

Millions of people participated, and today, Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated (mostly on April 22).”