Clean, Green Skokie!
The Clean, Green Skokie! community litter cleanup program also is underway! Select an area of the community that needs a good cleaning, and sign up to clean anytime through April 24, 2017. The Village provides supplies that can be picked up at Village Hall. Advance registration is required to obtain a Clean, Green Skokie! litter cleanup kit by calling 847-933-8257 or emailing email@example.com. One lucky group or individual who helps clean up as part of the Clean, Green Skokie effort will have a tree planted in their honor at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park!
Terezin Tree Plantings for Arbor Day 2017
Skokie has been designated as a Tree City since 1985, and each year the Village and the Skokie Park District co-sponsor an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony. This year, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is donating three maple Terezin trees to the Village for the Arbor Day plantings. The Terezin trees are named as such because they originate from a tree planted by children held in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during World War II. To date, saplings from the original tree have been planted in some 600 locations throughout the world in memory of the children from Terezin. This year's Arbor Day Ceremony is Thursday, April 27, 10 a.m. at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton Street. Visitors must check in at the front desk before proceeding to the ceremony. Terezin trees also will be planted at Niles North High School and Ida Crown Jewish Academy to celebrate Arbor Day 2017. For more information on Arbor Day and the history of Terezin Trees, click here.