The City of Blue Island, Metropolitan Planning Council, Blue Island Park District, and Paul Revere Primary and Intermediate schools have taken the lead to work together with residents and business owners (and lots of partners!) in Blue Island neighborhoods to help raise awareness and address stormwater runoff and flooding using naturalized, common-sense management approaches.
The kickoff begins Wednesday, September 19th at the Park District’s Tot Lot located at 121st Street and
Washington (Vincennes Ave). We need volunteers any time between 1pm – and 6pm to help Illinois Master Gardners create a native plant rain garden. The lot will be marked out with what to plant where. How to plant (not too deep) will be explained. Thanks to the support of the IL Dept. of Natural Resources, we have about 700 plants to plant! The more hands to help, the faster it will go.
You can RSVP to Abby Crisostomo at MPC: email@example.com. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle. If you have hand tools you might want to bring them, however tools, gloves, and snacks will be provided. No experience necessary!
Hope you can join us for all or part of the day. Forward this and share with friends and neighbors.
To learn more , visit our website – http://www.blueisland.org/bluewater/ – and watch for a series of gardening workshops taught by Master Gardeners in 2013.