Once a month, our Greenwise team heads out to Burnham Shores Park on the lakefront and we pick up litter. Sometimes, we are rewarded by getting dive bombed by red-winged blackbirds who think we are getting too close to their young, and sometimes we are rewarded by a random smile, words of thanks, or someone handing us a discarded drink that they found.
Either way, it’s a wonderful way to get out and enjoy our pesticide-free park for an hour, give back to our community by helping to keep these beloved parks litter-free, and a chance for us to be together and feel good about serving the community we care so deeply about.
Want to join us? You’ll find us out there on the first Friday of every month from 12-1pm at Burnham Shores Park in Evanston.