After a too long Winter, we are finally seeing signs of Spring in downtown Waukegan. Once the snow started melting a lot of garbage suddenly appeared. On the first nice day, Juan and two volunteers took to the streets to clean up, both on Sheridan Road by the bus stop and on Genesee Street. They did a great job!
Another person who has put in a lot of time cleaning is Fourth Ward Alderman, Harold Beadling. He’s been removing piles of leaves and trash on North Genesee Street over the past week – so thank him when you see him! If we all pitch in, the beauty of our Main Street District will shine through.
If you would like to help with the post-winter clean up, you have two opportunities this weekend:
- Friday, April 11th, 8:30am and Saturday, April 12th, 8:30am – Garden Clean Up
Hosted by Green Town Waukegan. Youth Conservation Corps will be helping to build additional raised beds and do a general Spring clean up. Green Town Waukegan will have experienced people building the raised beds, so this is an awesome opportunity to learn. Plenty of work for everyone. Meet at Madeleine Fuqua Memorial Garden, South Genesee Street, anytime between 8:30am – 2pm.
- Saturday, April 12th, 9:30am – South Genesee and Ravine Clean Up
Hosted by South Genesee Merchants Block (SGMB.) Garbage bags will be supplied, but you are strongly encouraged to being work gloves. Light snacks will be provided following the clean-up. Meet at Green Town Tavern, 110 S. Genesee Street, at 9:30am.
If you are busy this weekend, Waukegan Main Street cleans up before every ArtWauk, which is the third Saturday of every month. If you would like to join us, call the office at (847) 623-6650.