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Kiwanis Club of Aurora
Serving the Children of the World

Kiwanis "One Day" 2017- Fox River Cleanup

Cole Center - Fox Valley Park District
101 W. Illinois Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
United States

Saturday, April 8, 2017 / 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Event coordinators:
Patrick Divine

Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long, but the excitement for service really builds in April of each year. Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day - a day of community service that is felt around the world.

The “One-Day” objective is to unite volunteers to participate on the same day in a hands-on service project to better our community. At the last cleanup event in 2016, there were over 350 volunteers who helped remove trash from in and around the Fox River, north and south of downtown Aurora. The goal for the Fox River and nearby Fox Valley Park District locations this year is to have many dedicated volunteers come together once again to impact our community.

Kiwanis is partnering with Fox Metro Water Reclamation District, City of Aurora, Aurora Township, Fox Valley Park District, and other local agencies in conducting what we hope will be another successful cleanup event.

Volunteers are required to sign a liability waiver (click here); youth under 18 must have a parent or guardian signed waiver. Adolescent groups are required to provide 1 adult supervisor for every 10 children.

Portions of the Fox River from Ashland Avenue to the Fox Valley Park District’s Cole Center, including various Fox Valley Park District park locations will be the target area this year. Headquarters will be at the Cole Center located at 101 W. Illinois Ave.

After check-in, breakfast snacks will be available. Transportation to and from the various work areas  will be provided. An appreciation lunch will conclude the event back at headquarters. Please bring proper attire and dress for changing weather conditions.

Please contact Pat Divine at (630) 301-6817 email or Debbie Smith at (630) 966-4555 email

Additional notes: Fox Metro will be present at the “One Day” cleanup event collecting expired and unwanted medications. The mission of Fox Metro is to prevent improperly disposed of medications from entering our water ways. Medications will be turned over to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for proper disposal. Use this opportunity as one more way to protect our environment. 

Click here for Kiwanis One Day flyer.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.