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By Peter Osborne

Key Point Public Relations

Great Parks volunteers will beautify the big lands near Winton Lake by removing garbage and recyclables in the first ever Protect Your Wild event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Hard work in the morning will be followed with fun Earth Day activities, open to everyone, at Winton Woods Harbor in the afternoon. Volunteer pre-registration is required at No registration is required for the Protect Your Wild celebrations beginning at 11 a.m.

The previous version of this event, known as the Winton Woods Cleanup, typically attracted more than 100 volunteers who routinely removed more than one ton of garbage each year.

After the garbage removal in the morning will come the Earth Day celebration during mid-day, with educational booths, food trucks, vendors with sustainable products, live entertainment, games and upcycling. Local brewery High Grain Brewery will offer craft beer for purchase. Environmental education activities, crafts and sustainable practices will be featured and demonstrated. Volunteers will receive food truck vouchers and Protect Your Wild swag. Thanks to Yelp! as the proud partner of this program.

Earth Day is a highlight on the Great Parks calendar every spring, and over time, thousands of volunteers have joined Great Parks on projects advancing its leadership in conservation in this region.

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