Friends of the Chicago River were out today planting water willow and lizard’s tail along a stretch of the North Shore Channel as it passes through the Ladd Arboretum. Water willow (Justicia americana) and lizard’s tail (Saurus cernuus) are native to this area and have been used in other nearby restoration projects. They’ll be out working again on July 18 and 19. Get in touch with Friends of the Chicago River to volunteer, find out more, and support their work.
— Wendy Pollock