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Bring the entire family to Peck Farm Park Saturday, April 18 as Geneva goes green for Earth Day thanks to the City’s Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District.
The eighth annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, 4038 Kaneville Road. Residents can purchase rain barrels, receive a bicycle safety check, learn best "green" practices, shred documents for free and recycle electronics. Other Earth Day highlights include a kids’ fun run at 11:30 a.m., small petting zoo, chalk art, children’s activities, chair massages and more. Families also are invited to walk Peck Farm to enjoy the natural surroundings.
Patrons can stop by Geneva Public Library’s table for their “take a book or leave a book” program. The “reading green” idea asks people to bring a gently used book from home and exchange it for another used book of their choice.
US Again will accept old textiles at the Earth Day event. No rugs or carpets will be accepted.
People also are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Prior to festivities, start off the day with an Earth Day Clean-up at Peck Farm Park. Families are invited to join a 2.5-mile hike from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet in the park’s courtyard before starting their hike and should wear garden gloves for picking up trash and comfortable shoes.
For more information about Earth Day, call the Geneva Park District at 630-262-8244 or visit www.genevaparks.org. People can learn more about Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee by visiting the City’s website or “Geneva NRC” on Facebook.