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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Who: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD’s) Calumet Community Partnership Council (CPC), Aldridge Elementary School, 9th Ward Ald. Anthony A. Beale, 10th Ward Ald. Peter Chico, Youth Guidance Community and After School Program, Golden Gate Homeowners Association, People for Community Recovery (PCR), and Smily’s Convenience Store

What: Clean up and beautification along Hazel Johnson EJ Way.

Where: 13330 S. Corliss Ave., Chicago

When: Monday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

As Earth Day approaches, the MWRD reaffirms its commitment to environmental justice, service and role as a responsible neighbor. The MWRD’s Calumet CPC, launched in 2022, will gear up for a productive morning to enhance the environment. Volunteers and neighbors of the MWRD’s Calumet Water Reclamation Plant are invited to join in cleanup efforts alongside esteemed partners in a collective effort to beautify the area along Hazel Johnson EJ Way.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own rakes, gloves, and trash bags. Alternatively, 

  9th Ward residents can pick up supplies at 13134 S. Vernon, next door to Golden Gate Park
10th Ward residents can pick up supplies at the PCR office located at 13330 S. Corliss Ave.

Clean-up activities will take place along 130th Street, spanning from Ellis Ave. to Michigan Ave., or at the Golden Gate Subdivision.

For more information and to register, email or call 773-840-4618.


The MWRD encourages volunteers to come together this Earth Day to make a positive impact on the community and the planet. Born out of the MWRD’s ambitious Strategic Plan, the Calumet CPC serves as a conduit between the Calumet WRP and its neighboring community; to position the MWRD as a critical community asset and to ensure that the MWRD is a responsive neighbor and inclusive partner.

Known as the “mother of the environmental justice movement,” Hazel Johnson worked to improve the living conditions in public housing, devoting her time, energy and services to her Chicago neighbors from the 1970s up until her death in 2011. In 2015, the Illinois General Assembly named 130th Street from the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) to State Street “Hazel Johnson EJ Way” to recognize her dedication.


Press Release

Established in 1889, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is an award-winning, special purpose government agency responsible for wastewater treatment and stormwater management in Cook County, Illinois.


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