Urban Greening – Chicago 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018 • 8:30am to 3:00pm CDT

The Blue Island Corridor • S Blue Island Ave & S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Timberland have teamed up to transform Chicago's Ward 25 on September, 27th 2018.
Located in the heart of the Windy City, Blue Island Corridor is an ideal gathering spot for the local community. This area provides vital green space for the nearby senior resident center, schools, homes, and police and fire departments. The center of Blue Island Corridor reveals an abandoned lot with great potential to serve as a grassy reprieve. SCA and Timberland have teamed up to lead the fight for urban greening by transforming this vacant lot into a pocket park and revamping the surrounding green spaces for the community to enjoy for years to come.
Come serve with us on September 27th and be entered to win a $500 Timberland gift card! Hard workers will be rewarded - one winner will be chosen at the end of the day by random drawing. You must be registered, signed in and present at drawing to win.


Thursday, September 27th, 8:30am to 3:00pm. Check in begins at 8:30am with welcome remarks at 9:00am. * *Please note, you must be registered by 12:00pm the day before the event to participate.

Blue Island Corridor, S Blue Island Ave & S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608. Public transit and carpooling are encouraged. Take public transit to one of the following bus stops along S Racine Ave or Blue Island Ave within a 5-minute walk of Blue Island: #6341, #6371, #6342, #6373, #6339. Street parking is available on a first come first serve basis.

Volunteers will transform Blue Island Corridor into a pocket park and revamp the surrounding green spaces including restoring two community gardens.

Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. The event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather!

All project supplies (tools, gloves, etc.), breakfast, and lunch are provided.

Contact events@thesca.org or 1-888-SCA-EVENTS.

Visit our Events Page to see the rest of the Timberland Week events.