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Event Calendar

Earth Day Hike

Event Information

Date: Thursday, 04/22/2021

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.722.9470

Location: Lower Rock Run Preserve – I&M Canal Access

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Photo courtesy of Kevin Kuchler

Event Details

Please note: Masks are required for all in-person, indoor and outdoor program participants, with the exception of those younger than 2 years old and those with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing one, per state guidelines.

Celebrate Earth on a fun and invigorating hike. As we roam, we will be reminded of all the precious gifts Earth has given us and how we can help protect them in our daily lives. Then we will head to the preserve shelter to settle in and enjoy the sunset.

Event Requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, April 21: 815.722.9470.


This program will take place entirely outdoors. Dress for the unpredictable weather of the season.

This hike will be up to 2 miles on natural trails and across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 708.946.2216 or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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