In coordination with national "Make a Difference Day," the Defenders group is holding a cleanup effort from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sleepy Hollow Creek, which is located on the north side of Crystal Lake.
This stream cleanup is jointly sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Silver and Sleepy Hollow Creeks Watershed Coalition, according to a Defenders news release.
"The goal for the day will be to protect the water quality in Sleepy Hollow Creek by removing trash from the stream and the surrounding area," the release states.
Volunteers should wear work clothes, gloves, and boots and park in the parking lot for the Prairie Trail on Hillside Road on the north side of Crystal Lake.
All necessary equipment as well as water and snacks will be provided.
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.
The group provides community residents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation. Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.
For more information, visit www.mcdef.org or call 815-338-0393.