The Riverside Landscape Advisory Commission invites Riverside residents to pitch in to help beautify the village’s downtown in preparation for next week’s Independence Day festivities at their Riverside Springs Ahead Landscape Project, on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers are asked to meet at Riverside Bank, 17 E. Burlington St., rain or shine. Work will include weeding planting beds, removing spent blooms from flowers, sprinkling fertilizer around plants and planting a few replacement plants in some areas. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, clippers, shovels and water bottles.

Call 708-205-8668 for more information or if you’d like to volunteer on another day prior to July 4.