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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Commissioners Larry Suffredin (13th District), Gregg Goslin (14th District) and Pete Silvestri (9th District) invite you to a workday in Bunker Hill Forest Preserve on Saturday, April 19, 2008 in celebration of Earth Day. 



TIME: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: BUNKER HILL FOREST PRESERVE in Chicago; the entrance to Bunker Hill is on Caldwell Ave. between Devon Ave. and Touhy Ave. Volunteers will meet near the picnic pavilion and will walk to the work site.

Sponsored by: Forest Preserve District Commissioners Larry Suffredin, Gregg Goslin, Pete Silvestri and North Branch Restoration Project.

Details: Volunteers are welcome to participate for as long as they wish. All equipment and supplies will be provided. The site is often muddy in the spring; please dress accordingly. We'll be working rain or shine.

Questions: Contact Bill Koenig, Forest Preserve District Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 773-631-1790 x11 

“April 22, 2008 is the 38th Anniversary of Earth Day and I am pleased to help organize the Bunker Hill workday in recognition of this important annual event,” commented Commissioner Suffredin. 

“The exciting story behind the turnaround of the Cook County Forest Preserve District is the dedication of so many volunteers – those who work in all kinds of weather to do what most of us dread doing in our own backyard,” commended Commissioner Goslin.

An Earth Day celebration featuring refreshments, nature walks and exhibits that will be held at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve immediately after the workday, from 12pm – 3pm.

For more information on Earth Day activities and other work sites, visit the Forest Preserve District website at or visit the Earth Day Network at

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