University of Illinois Extension is partnering with Friends of the Shawnee and the USDA Forest Service to host spring trash blasts in the Shawnee National Forest. On the first Friday of March until June from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at various locations in the Shawnee National Forest. Anne Townsend will coordinate small teams of volunteers to collect litter. To be prepared, volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, bring their own work gloves, wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Trash buckets and trash grabbers will be assigned to volunteers to use during the trash blast. This event is limited to 40 participants.