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Upcoming Events

Aug 2020

Thu Aug 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Seed to Landscape
Online Event, Webinar

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Sun Aug 16, 2020
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dragonflies And Damselflies: Frequent Fliers Of The Wild Garden
Online Event, Webinar

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Tue Aug 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Organic Planting and Management: Glenstone Museum
Online Event, Webinar

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Wed Aug 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Recycling Confusion--Let's Sort it Out!
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Previous Recorded Webinars

July 16, 2020 – Beginning Birdwatching at Home, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
This webinar is an introduction to backyard birding. Learn to identify some common backyard birds and find out how can you bring more varieties of birds to your yard.

July 13, 2020 – Converting Lawn to Pollinator Habitat, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Eric Anderson has many years of experience converting turf to native plants. Learn from his successes (and mistakes!) how you can remove grass and create a pollinator haven in your yard.

July 9, 2020 – Nature’s Best Hope by Dr. Doug Tallamy, Hosted by Wild Ones
Wild Ones Lifetime Honorary Director Dr. Doug Tallamy spends an evening discussing why we are ‘Natures Best Hope.’

July 9, 2020 – Bringing Butterflies to Your Yard, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Flashes of orange and yellow flitting among my flowers. How do you bring them to your yard? In this webinar, we will see some examples of native butterflies and find out what native plants will encourage them to visit you, too!

June 30, 2020 – Solutions for Water Problems: Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens & More, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
This [email protected] program is all about creating more eco-friendly yards with an emphasis on water conservation. Learn how to make improvements to your property that can help reduce water run-off, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the soil. The benefits of improving the environment are many including, reducing your water use (and water bill), creating more area for birds and butterflies, reducing chemical use, less lawn mowing, and learning about invasive species that may need to be controlled in your yard. This education program will cover a variety of techniques for transforming your yard, including the use of Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, and the selection and use of native plants to solve water problems. Native plants grow naturally and need no watering or fertilizers once established. Native plants thrive on their own and do well, even during drought conditions. Their deep roots hold the soil, allow water to filter down deep into the ground where it belongs and, because they evolved here, they attract dozens of species of beneficial wildlife such as butterflies and songbirds.

June 29, 2020 – Common Invasive Plants (and What to Plant Instead), Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
In this webinar, we discuss a few invasive plants that are common to the Chicago region. Find out how to remove them from your yard and what to plant instead.

June 25, 2020 – Summer Flowers, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
What’s bloomin’? Have you been out in nature lately? What might you find blooming in your favorite preserve? Or even in your yard? Join us to see some great native flowers you can plant to bring nature into your yard!

June 22, 2020 – [email protected], Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Our intro class is back! Learn what [email protected] is and how you can use native plants to make your yard a better habitat. Also covered will be rain gardens, rain barrels, and more!

June 18, 2020 – Landscaping Design Ideas for Your Native Plant Garden, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Join TCF’s Nancy Cinatl to learn about how to design your native plant gardens to not only help your plants thrive, but also give your home that “curb appeal”.

June 15, 2020 – Healthy Streams, Healthy Communities, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
The health of our streams is reflective of all that we do on and to the land. This webinar will discuss how we assess the quality and health of our local streams, dive into stream ecology and wrap up with the issues our streams face and how we can all be a part of protecting and improving water quality in the communities that we live in.

June 11, 2020 – Saving Dark Skies, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Adam Kreuzer of the International Dark Skies Association talks about the importance of reducing light pollution, how we can reduce our own light pollution, and more.

June 8, 2020 – Talking to Your Neighbors About Conservation, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Sometimes we don’t all see eye-to-eye. Things that seem important to us, aren’t even on other people’s radars. No matter your political leanings, conservation matters to everyone. The Conservation Foundation conducted polls of people in the Chicago region to learn what conservation issues matter to people on BOTH sides of the political aisle.

June 4, 2020 – Composting 101, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Learn about the different types of compost, what to put in a compost, and how to troubleshoot common problems with your compost.

June 2, 2020 – Organic Gardening, Hosted by The Conservation Foundation
Learn tips and techniques for having your own organic garden at home. TCF educator Connie discusses organic pest control methods, companion planting, and much more!