Explore Stormwater Management
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.
Explore Dune Restoration
Chicago Park District Rainbow Beach Workday
Saturday, March 24th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Note New Time)
77th St. and the Lake (Meet at the entrance to the Nature Area, southeast end of the beach.)
Contact the steward at email@example.com for more information or to register.
In the mid 1990s, beach ridges began to form naturally in the eastern section of Rainbow Beach. Soon, dune species began to colonize the newly formed beach ridges. Recognizing the site’s potential to form a natural dune ecosystem, the Chicago Park District installed protective fencing in 2001 to protect this developing nature area from excessive foot traffic. Attend this workday (the first one of the year!) and help this unique and young habitat thrive. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Gloves and other materials will be provided.
Explore Water Conservation
C3 Leader, Stephanie Douglass hosts a Free Wet ‘n Wild Chicago Water Workshop
Tuesday, March 13th
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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.