Featured Event! Jackson Park Wooded Island Workday, 5/26, 10AM

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Jackson Park Wooded Island Workday
Saturday, May 26th
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Jerry Levy at sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com
Join Park District Steward, Jerry Levy for a fun day of stewardship and education at the Jackson Park Workday.  Volunteers will meet at the Darrow Memorial Bridge, just south of the Museum Of Science and Industry. Activities can include pulling invasives, planting and general site maintenance. Jerry will also talk about the history of Wooded Island and the surrounding community.  Work gloves and tools are provided. Bring your own snacks and water and dress appropriately for outdoor work.

Featured Event! Neighborspace Howard Area Community Garden Workday, 5/19, 9AM

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Neighborspace Howard Area Community Garden Workday
Saturday, May 19th
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1715 W. Juneway Terrace
Join volunteers from Neighborspace, Openlands, and Chicago Cares for an exciting workday at this Rogers Park community garden, one of the oldest commmunity gardens in the city.
There are 50 vegetable plots housed in this garden and maintained by local gardeners.  They need help preparing vegetable beds, fixing a fallen fence, mulching pathways, turning compost and other garden-related tasks.  Gloves and tools are provided, however bringing your own tools would also be helpful (be sure to put your name on your items).  Bring snacks and water and wear clothes that can get dirty.

Earth Day is Just Around the Corner, but You Can Celebrate Every Day

Celebrate Earth Day by attending one of the many upcoming stewardship events coming up soon!   Can’t make it?  Check out our Event Calendar, which will be updated with exciting opportunities from stewardship events to festivals and everything in between to celebrate Earth Day all year long.


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What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to get outside and clean up Chicago?  Events occur all month long. Register, if requested, with the event host and send any questions to the event contact.  Most sites offer gloves, bags and other necessary materials.  Please bring your own snacks and water bottle.  Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and activity.  Comfortable shoes that can get dirty are recommended.  All events are kid-friendly – feel free to bring the whole family!


Saturday, April 21st
9 a.m. – Noon
Locations Across Chicago
Register at the website.
Saturday, April 21st
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Humboldt Park & Little Village
Saturday, April 21st
9 a.m. – Noon
5531 S. King
Contact wpconservancy@gmail.com
Saturday, April 21st
Times Vary
Locations Across Chicago
Contact 311 to Register


Saturday, April 28th
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Halsted and 144th
Contact Eileen at 773-238-4221
Saturday, April 28th
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4055 N. Kenmore
Contact adelorenzo@chicagocares.org
Saturday, April 28th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
6401 N. Stony Island
Contact Jerry at 773-955-6384

Sustainable Backyards Workshop, 3/27, 6 PM

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Sustainable Backyards Workshop

Tuesday, March 27th

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Chicago Center for Green Technology

445 N. Sacramento Blvd.

Register or learn more at www.chicagogreentech.org or call 312-746-9642

Learn how to make your back, front or side yard more environmentally sustainable. This workshop will cover the basics of installing a rain barrel, setting up a compost bin, planting a tree and more. Spring is a great time to plant a native garden and trees in your yard. You will also learn about the City’s rebate program and how Chicago residents can receive up to 50% off of their next tree, native plant, rain barrel or compost bin purchase.

Restoration Workday at North Park Village Nature Center, 3/18, 9AM

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Restoration Workday at North Park Village Nature Center

Sunday, March 18th

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

5801 N. Pulaski

No registration necessary. Call 312-744-5472 for more information.

Enjoy a day in the woods of the North Park Village.  Help remove invasive plants like buckthorn; plant and/or remove trees; and learn about native landscapes.  Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.  Be sure to check out the Nature Center after the workday for kid-friendly activities and educational information.

C3 Leader, Stephanie’s Wet ‘n Wild Chicago Water Workshop, 3/13, 5PM

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C3 Leader, Stephanie Douglass hosts a Free Wet ‘n Wild Chicago Water Workshop

Tuesday, March 13th

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Uncommon Ground

1401 W. Devon Ave.

To register or learn more call 260-ALL-GROW

Why does your basement smell when it floods?  Should you drink hot water from the tap?  How do all those green roofs affect driving conditions after a storm?  Get some answers and learn easy and fun ways to conserve water in your home.  Materials, raffle, and food discount provided.

Tropical Treat Night at Garfield Park Conservatory, February 15th, 3PM

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Tropical Treat Night at Garfield Park Conservatory

Wednesday, February 15th

3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (stop by anytime)

300 N. Central Park

For more information, contact 312-746-5100.

Enjoy a tasty treat while learning about the “sweet plants” of the Conservatory. Fact and flavor stations will be staffed by educators throughout the Conservatory, featuring chocolate, chicle, vanilla, cinnamon, chewing gum, banana and more. Come taste your way through the tropical paradise.  Hands-on activities, including homemade paper ukuleles, Valentine’s day cards and more.