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Civic Center Habitat Garden, flourishing two years after planting

What a difference two years make

The Civic Center Habitat Garden marked its second anniversary this month. What started out as a weedy lawn has been transformed through good planning and hard work into a flourishing oasis for birds and pollinators. More than sixty species of plants ...
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Climate Action & Resilience Plan

Climate action from the ground up

Evanston City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ambitious Climate Action & Resilience Plan that makes Evanston the first city in Illinois to commit to achieving carbon neutrality. ...
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Planting wildflower plugs at the Ladd Arboretum

Planting for diversity

Saturday was cool and wet, but a truckload of plants awaited, so our tough band of volunteers got to work with shovels and trowels. ...
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Presentation at Quest4Earth

“All of us could join and try to help the earth”

Our friends at Quest4Earth wrapped up their spring season last week as they shared with their families a series of multimedia projects that capture what they've been learning about birds, habitat restoration, and environmental stewardship....
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Mid-May in the Civic Center Garden

In bloom

A year ago the space at the northeast corner of the Civic Center was a wet, weedy lawn. ...
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Volunteers & crew after planting at the Ladd Arboretum

Pitching in on Chicago River Day

Another section of the channel banks was transformed on Saturday as the community came together to plant native trees and shrubs in front of the Ecology Center....
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Mayapples after rain

Mayapple season

On Earth Day, celebrated by the City of Evanston on April 21, a group from Dewey Elementary joined TreeKeepers and other volunteers in mulching trees and planting wildflowers in the Ladd Arboretum....
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Youth from Quest4Earth helped clear buckthorn at Harbert Park

A beautiful day for buckthorn cutting

Sunshine raised spirits at the last buckthorn clearing of the season yesterday, as more than 40 volunteers pitched in to clear a large section of the Harbert Park woods....
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