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EVENTS

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!  

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Celebration


WHEN: Saturday, April 6 @ 10 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: Fuller Air Station Prairie / Tyner Center

Join us for a free day of family-friendly fun and environmental education! Explore ways to make a positive impact on our planet.

  • Make recyclable newspaper seed pots and other crafts.

  • Tour the Tyner Center and explore Fuller Air Station Prairie on a guided trail walk.

  • Play in our augmented reality sandbox to see how topography shapes the environment.

  • Bring your old fluorescent light bulbs and watch as they are quickly and safely
    recycled by our Bulb Eater lamp crushing system (10 am-1 pm).

Call 847-299-6096 for more information

Native Gardening Step-by-Step
 
WHEN: Monday, April 8 @ 7:00 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Glenview Public Library Community Room East

Learn why and how to create a native garden, including creating a pollinator garden and adding native plants.  Be part of , designating Glenview as a Community Wildlife Habitat. Co-sponsored by Greener Glenview. 
Register 

Glenview Clean Energy Fair & EV Show 

 

WHEN: Sunday, April 28 @ Noon to 3:00 PM

WHERE: Glenview Park Center West Gym

 

Talk with local vendors and residents about a wide range of clean energy solutions.  Check out electric vehicles and bikes.  Learn about

environmental non-profits, their goals, and how you can help. 

Co-presented by Greener Glenview and the Glenview Park District. 

Learn more

Bird Collisions: Hazardous Features and Easy Solutions


WHEN: Tuesday, April 9 @  6:30 to 7:30 PM
WHERE: One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston
SPONSOR: Climate Action Evanston

Nearly a billion birds perish each year as a result of window strikes. They see the sky or tree in a window reflection and fly towards it, dying at the solid pane. For decades, Annette Prince of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors has collected about 11,000 birds a year, helping the Field Museum build an extraordinary profile of bird collisions in our area, and saving thousands of injured songbirds. She will discuss the perils facing our migratory birds, the buildings where they collide in Chicago and Evanston and why. She shares easy steps we can each take to help them find safe passage through Chicagoland. It’s a concern only heightened in recent years as our population of birds declines while our
reliance on glass grows as a foundation element in architectural design.

REGISTER FOR ZOOM OR IN PERSON

Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today's Problems
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Glenview Public Library Community Room

How did a Kingfisher improve a high speed train? How has a gecko helped astronauts? Hedgehogs are helping reduce the chances of concussions. Discover how humans are learning from animals.

Register

Film Screening and Talk Back: Canary


WHEN: Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00pm
WHERE: Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette
SPONSOR: Go Green Wilmette

Witness the extraordinary life of Dr. Lonnie Thompson, an explorer who went where no scientist had gone before and transformed our idea of what is possible. Daring to seek Earth’s history contained in glaciers atop the tallest mountains in the world, Lonnie found himself on the frontlines of climate change—his life’s work evolving into a salvage mission to recover these priceless historical records before they disappear forever.
See the TRAILER

Register

Skokie Spring Greening: A Community Recycling Event

WHEN: Saturday, April 14 @ 10 AM to 1:45 PM
WHERE: West Parking Lot of Westfield Shopping Center

Electronics recyling and document shredding, plus additional reuse/recycling drop-off stations.  Access: Enter onto Lavergne Avenue from Old Orchard Road ONLY.  For more information

Gardening with Native Plants


WHEN: Saturday, April 20 @ 10:30am to 11:30 AM
WHERE: The Grove
For ages 16+

Join The Grove for a special presentation Gardening with Native Plants by Meredith Suangka, Grove Natural Resource Manager, as she discusses the benefits of native vegetation and explains how to select the right plants for different environmental conditions and turn landscaping into a haven for pollinators and other wildlife. This program is free, but reservations are required. Please e-mail Meredith.Suangka@glenviewparks.org to RSVP.

Guided Bird Walk


WHEN: Sunday, April 28 @ 8:00-10:00 AM
WHERE: Wilmette Harbor Coast Guard Station

Join in for a bird walk starting in late April and each Sunday morning in May. Learn how to identify both backyard birds and those stopping to rest and refuel as they migrate north. Get tips for how to attract more birds to your yard. Beginners and children welcome!

Meet at the martin house by the Coast Guard Station at the south end of Gillson Park. Bring binoculars if you have them but we’ll have some extras available. Dress warmly!

More about Go Green Wilmette Bird Walks
Information on Self-Guided Bird Walks

Restoration Work Days

Spring Restoration Work Day at The Grove


WHEN: Sunday, April 14 9:00-Noon
WHERE: The Grove 

Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Email
groverestoration@glenviewparks.org for more information including availability. Work parties may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Glenview Park District: Spring Restoration Day

 
WHEN: Saturday, April 20 @ 9:00 AM to Noon
WHERE: Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

Assist in the restoration efforts at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie by helping with a variety of restoration activities such as removing non-native invasive plants or collecting seed. Bring work gloves if you have them. For families and individuals Ages 8+. Volunteers under 15 must participate with an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. To receive an application/waiver in advance please contact grove.volunteers@glenviewparks.org. Work days may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

North Branch Restoration Workdays

All workdays are 9:00 a.m.-12:00 PM
To register for any of these workdays 

Watersmeet Prairie Grove


WHEN: Saturday, April 6, April 20, and May 4
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.

Harms Woods


WHEN: Saturday, April 20
WHERE: This fine oak woodland lies on the west side of the North Branch of the Chicago River in the village of Glenview. Several different species of oak are
represented here; red oaks are more prevalent closer to the river while white and bur oaks are more plentiful as you move west up the moraine. In the wetter upland areas, on top of the moraine, swamp white oaks thrive.Meet at the forest preserve Glenview Woods parking lot on the west side of Harms Road, just south of Glenview Road.

Glenview Gardeners Annual Plant Sale 

 

WHEN: Saturday, May 18 @ 9:00 to Noon

WHERE: TBD

 

Public Invited!  Come to this great annual event that offers plants grown by members or transplanted from their gardens.  Plants for sale range from veggies to flowers, shade to sunny, native to specialty varieties.  Houseplants typically make an appearance. Often, a wide array of tools and garden accents are also available.  Gardeners are always present at this sale to field your questions about your purchases, or anything else in your yard.

Learn more

July 4th Parade

 

WHEN: July 4 @ mid-morning

WHERE: Downtown Glenview

 

Get in touch if you want to walk the parade with us! 

North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD)

 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 10@ 7:00 PM

WHERE: Glenview Public Library

 

Learn all  about the NSMAD.  Co-sponsored with the Glenview Public Library. 

Greener Glenview and Glenview Gardeners 2024 Garden Walk

 

WHEN: July TBD

WHERE: Six gardens

 

This year's tour will showcase six gardens, three of which will be native gardens.  More information to come closer to the date!

SportSwap

WHEN: August 24

WHERE: Glenview Park Center West Gym

For more details



 

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