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Connect with Local Green Groups

There are many groups around Glenview doing great things for the environment and sustainability.  We can't list all of their activities below, but here's a list of many groups you might want to check out!  

Doug Tallamy on the Homegrown National Park Initiative 

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Virtual

Doug Tallamy returns to the Glencoe Library to share details about his newest initiative, Homegrown National Park. The author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants and other acclaimed books on the environment, Tallamy is calling on public and private spaces to offset the rapidly rising
impacts of climate change by supporting and expanding biodiversity. 


Art Reception for Ask Me About Buckthorn Mural and Native Plant Sale

WHEN:  Saturday, June 10 @ 3:00 to 6:00 PM
WHERE: Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., Evanston

In honor of Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month, the Art Center is displaying a new outdoor mural, Ask Me About Buckthorn, on the Side/Lot – the east side of the building – through June 23.  There will be a free public reception to celebrate the Side/Lot mural and refreshments will be served and a pop-up native plant sale will be hosted by Evanston’s Shady Grove Wildflower Farm.

Harms Woods Nature Walk

WHEN:  Saturday, June 10 @ 10:30 to 11:30 AM
WHERE: Glenview Woods Parking Lot

Sponsored by the Glenview Public Library, explore your neighborhood and go on a walk with Derek Ziomber of
the Friends of the Forest Preserves.

For more information and to register, 


Nature -- There's An App for That: Training on Merlin and EBird

WHEN:  Sunday, June 11 @ 1:00 to 3:00 PM
WHERE: The Grove

Join Josh Engel of Red Hill Birding in The Grove’s Program Barn for instruction on using Merlin and EBird, two popular birding apps developed by Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology. Following the tutorial, attendees will practice using the apps on a trail hike. In case of rain, practice will occur indoors.

The sessions are free, but please reserve your spot by calling The Grove at 847-299-6096. For more information contact Diane at, 224-521-2101.


The Grove Literary Society Book Club

WHEN: Begins Wednesday, June 14
WHERE: Redfield Estate, The Grove

Bringing Nature Home, by Douglas W. Tallamy.  This famous text will introduce you to the art of native landscaping and describe how you can beautify your home while providing food and shelter to our rapidly disappearing wildlife.  Tallamy provides a compelling argument for the use of native plants in gardens and landscapes.  The book was first published in 2007, and an updated and expanded edition is currently in its seventh printing.  Since there is not much time before the meeting, you will not be expected to have read the book by June 14, rather we will use the first meeting to design future meetings to get the most out of the text. 

Register by calling The Grove at 847-299-6096.


Tree Walk in Park Manor

WHEN:  Thursday, June 15 @ 4:30 to 6:30 PM
WHERE: Meet at Elm Street entrance to Manor Park (between 143 and 203 Elm St.)
SPONSORS: Village of Glenview and Openlands TreeKeepers

Take a walk around the block starting at Manor Park, focusing on the parkway trees, tree identification, care and lore. Questions? Contact Robyn Flakne,


Evanston Garden Walk

WHEN:  Sunday, June 25 Noon to 5:00 PM
WHERE: On website
SPONSOR: Evanston Environmental Association

Rain or shine, walk through some of the most
creative, beautiful, and personal gardens Evanston has to offer. Most gardens are accessible, although steep
inclines and steps do occur in some. Maps are provided.

For more information or to purchase tickets



Techny Basin Bird Conservation Workdays

WHEN:  Saturday June 17 @ 7:30 to 9:30 AM and Sunday, June 18 @ 4:00 to 5:30 PM 
WHERE: Sheraton Northbrook (by Pinstripes on Willow)

Techny Basin’s breeding Meadowlarks, Savannah Sparrows, and Spotted Sandpipers need our help! This year, the basin will be mowed to control teasel in the last week of June. The Chicago Audubon Society partners with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to ensure that the mowing avoids nests on the ground. The birds will not nest in big patches of teasel but they will nest in grassland with scattered teasel plants. We cut the flowering stalks of this biennial weed to ensure that it will not flower and set seed, and so that the parts of the grassland where birds nest will not need to be mowed.

For more information

Please help save these birds’ nests, eggs, and nestlings. Join a workday. There will be training to recognize teasel. Bring your work gloves and clippers or use ours. Snacks and water will be provided but please bring a reusable water bottle.


The Grove Restoration Workday

WHEN: Sunday, June 25 9:00-11:00 AM
WHERE: 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview

Please RSVP here to reserve your spot. Work parties may
be canceled due to inclement weather. Volunteers under age 15 must participate with an adult.



North Branch Restoration Workdays

All workdays are 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

To register for any of these workdays

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie
WHEN: Saturday, June 10
WHERE: Compass and Lehigh Roads, Glenview.  Meet at the Interpretive Center

Watersmeet Prairie Grove
WHEN: Saturday, June 10 and 24
WHERE: This site is located in the village of Northfield near the Glenview border. On Winnetka Road, east of Wagner Rd.  Park on Avon Ave, a side street to the north of Winnetka Road.  Meet near the Forest Preserve sign, across the road from Avon

Blue Star Memorial Woods
WHEN: Saturday, June 18
WHERE: Parking is on parking on Wilmette Ave just east of Harms Rd; walk over to the woods at the marked pedestrian crossing.



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