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Forest Preserve District Of DuPage County Report March 2024

Click here for a list of items discussed at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County meeting in March of 2024 compiled by Connie Schmidt of the River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club and edited by Wendy Vernon. Here are links to meeting notes from previous meetings: February 2024 Forest Preserve Report January 2024 […] Continue reading "Forest Preserve District Of DuPage County Report March 2024"

Wild Foraging Webinar Recording Available Hosted by Midwest Women’s Herbal Featuring Pat Armstrong Recording Available

Wild Foraging: Eat Your Way Through the Seasons: A Conversation with Herbalist, Linda Conroy and Ethnobotanist, Patricia Armstrong Join herbalist Linda Conroy and Ethnobotanist, Wild Ones Greater DuPage Chapter member and co-founder, Patricia Armstrong for a conversation focused on foraging and eating wild edibles through the seasons hosted by Midwest Women’s Herbal on February 14, […] Continue reading "Wild Foraging Webinar Recording Available Hosted by Midwest Women’s Herbal Featuring Pat Armstrong Recording Available"

Controlling Invasive Plants Recording Available

Controlling Invasive Plants Thanks goes out to Chris Evans, Forestry Extension and Research Specialist, University of Illinois for his very informative presentation, Controlling Invasive Species, to our chapter on February 15, 2024. In case you missed this program or would like to watch it again you can click here watch the recording on our YouTube […] Continue reading "Controlling Invasive Plants Recording Available"

2024 Native Plant Sales

Spring is near and it is time to think about planting again! Visit our Native Plants Sale page to see the new 2024 native plant sale dates. We will add more dates as they become available. Also visit our Native Plant Nurseries page to find places to buy true native plants. Continue reading "2024 Native Plant Sales"

Volunteer or Donate to Help Eagle Scout Restore Small Pond in Lyman Woods

Shreemann Patel is an Eagle Scout from Troop #10 Hinsdale, based out of the Union Church of Hinsdale. He has embarked on a mission to make a positive impact on our local environment. As part of his journey towards achieving the coveted Distinguished Conservation Service Award, Shreemann is taking on two additional conservation projects, in […] Continue reading "Volunteer or Donate to Help Eagle Scout Restore Small Pond in Lyman Woods"

Roy Diblik: Insights from Influential Mentors

Roy Diblik has been growing native plants for 40 years and is renowned worldwide as a perennial plant expert with an impressive landscape design portfolio. His portfolio includes high-profile projects in Chicago, such as Millennium Park, The Migratory Bird Garden at the Shedd Aquarium, and The Louis Sullivan Arch at Chicago’s Art Institute. In addition […] Continue reading "Roy Diblik: Insights from Influential Mentors"

Member Jan Smith Receives Conservation@Home Award

On February 16, long-time Wild One Jan Smith received the 2023 Conservation@Home award during The Conservation Foundation’s annual luncheon. Before she moved to her retirement community, Jan maintained native plants at her home in Carol Stream. Jan then got to work on expanding the use of natives on the grounds of her new community. Most […] Continue reading "Member Jan Smith Receives Conservation@Home Award"