Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

Modified Earth Day Event - Saturday, April 24, 2021Although the traditional Earth Day Celebration cannot happen this year, the Village of Frankfort encourages residents (individuals or groups of 10 or fewer people) to spend some time cleaning up our community between 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  Gloves, garbage bags and a free t-shirt will be provided to all participants.  T-shirts and supplies can be picked up from the Village of Frankfort, 432 W. Nebraska Street, on Saturday, April 24 between 8:30 - 10:30 AM.  Please remain in vehicle and wear a mask during the drive-thru pickup.  

The Village has designated various locations throughout the community that require cleanup.  Volunteers are asked to pick up trash and debris.  Gloves and bags are provided.  Please contact Sue Lynchey at 815-469-2177 to sign up for location(s).

  • Old Plank Road Trail from Elsner Road east to Oak Street
  • Old Plank Road Trail from Elsner Road west to 108th Avenue
  • Old Plank Road Trail from White Street to Pfeiffer Road
  • Elsner Road to Nebraska Street
  • Laraway Road between Center Road & 80th Avenue
  • 116th Avenue from railroad tracks to Laraway Road
  • Around pond near The Creamery
  • Rt. 30 from Locust Street to Wolf Road
  • Rt. 45 to Scheer Road
  • Rt. 45 from Laraway Road to Old Frankfort Way
  • Sauk Trail from Center Road to Harlem Avenue
  • Harlem Avenue from Rt. 30 to Laraway Road
  • 80th Avenue along Laraway Road
  • Pfeiffer Road from Rt. 30 to Laraway Road
  • St. Francis Road from Rt. 45 to 88th Avenue
  • Breidert Green
  • Lakeview Estates Park area
  • Butternut Park area
  • HOA entrances
Garbage collected should be placed near the road for collection by the Public Works Department.  HOAs should place collected garbage near the entrance to the subdivision.  Please contact the Village of Frankfort at 815-469-2177 to notify and request the Public Works Department to pick up garbage placed at HOA entrances.

Restoration at Prairie ParkThe Village of Frankfort is partnering with The Conservation Foundation for a restoration workday at Prairie Park between 9 AM - 11:30 AM.  Interested in volunteering for this project?  Please contact Sue Lynchey at 815-469-2177 for details.

Prizes AwardedVolunteers have the chance to win a gift card to a local business!

Here's How to Play
During cleanup, keep any eye out for large and unusual items.  A $25 gift card will be issued to a volunteer from each age group (Children 16 & under, Adults) for:  
  1. Largest Item Collected
  2. Strangest Item Collected
  3. Dirtiest Volunteer
The collector of the most trash bags (bags must be full) will win a $100 gift card. One winner (individual or group of 10 or fewer) eligible.

Here's How to Enter
Submit your photo for any category to Sue Lynchey by Sunday, April 25 at 11:59 PM.  Please include:
  1. Category
  2. Name
  3. Phone Number
  4. Age Group
Winners will be notified on Monday, April 26.

Photos of your experience may be used in a video collage for FCTV and the Village of Frankfort Facebook page.

Students can Earn Community Service HoursPlease contact Sue Lynchey at 815-469-2177 to get credit for service hours.

Watch 2019's Earth Day/ Arbor Day Celebration on FCTV'S Youtube Channel!