Celebrating Earth Day 2008

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Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy issued a statement encouraging families to live healthy, discover nature and celebrate Earth Day.

"Earth Day is a special reminder to us, that we need to be concerned about our planet each and every day," she said.

Sand Ridge Nature Center will host special Earth Day activities on Saturday, April 19th, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Free Earth Day events include: games, displays, puppet shows, walks and crafts.

Sand Ridge Nature Center is located at 15891 Paxton Ave in South Holland.  For more information call 708.868.0606

Cook County Forest Preserves are open every day of the year for walks, bike rides and free exploration. Commissioner Murphy encourages parents, teachers and mentors to bring children out to enjoy the Forest Preserves and the healthy activities offered for the mind and body.

“Most programs at the Nature Centers are family friendly and offer a variety of exploratory programs for children and adults," Murphy said. "Springtime is a wonderful time to come out and enjoy the wonders of nature and healthy activities in the Forest Preserves Big Back Yard.”

For information on other programs and free upcoming events at the Cook County Forest Preserve facilities visit www.fpdcc.com or call Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy’s Office at 708.329.2125.