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October 2019

Put the Trail to Bed – Fall Mow and Rake Day

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Bay Trail & Mary St., Green Bay Trail at Mary St.
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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December 2019

Winter Solstice

December 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shelton Park, Shelton Park
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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FREE! Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a parade of lights on the Green Bay Trail. Decorate yourself, dogs, strollers or wagons with lights and things that glow. Parade will begin at the Shelton Park playground. Stay for hot chocolate and refreshments at the fire pit. Severe weather will cancel the parade. The Winter Solstice is a joint program sponsored by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Park District. See flyer. Also, get ready…

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February 2020

Incredible Bats

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd
Glencoe, IL United States
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FREE! See live Egyptian fruit and African Straw-colored fruit bats. Bats are considered keystone species and a vital part of natural wildlife. They are essential pollinators, a natural pest control service that minimizes insect borne diseases and are a key indicator of environmental health. The bats will also be accompanied by a de-scented skunk and opossum.  This program cosponsored by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Park District.

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March 2020

Biomimicry – Looking to Nature to Solve Today’s Problems

March 4 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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What does a bur have in common with NASA? A Kingfisher with a high-speed train? Have you owned Velcro shoes? Thank biomimicry! Many examples of when science and technology looked to nature to solve complex problem and applies nature’s solutions to innovations will be discussed. Program is recommended for adults and students 6th grade and older. This program is co-sponsored with the Glencoe Public Library.

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Urban Ecology of Coyotes POSTPONED! DATE TBD

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd
Glencoe, IL United States
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Chicagoland’s coyotes are the most studied population of North American coyotes. Nagin Almassi, Naturalist with the Forest Preserves of Cook County,  will make sense of recent. Nagin will share highlights of the research of wildlife biologists working in the Forest Preserves through the Urban Coyote Research Project. Almassi will discuss urban coyote behavior and ecology, how we can live with coyotes and what coyotes can teach us. This program is co-sponsored with the Glencoe Park District.

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April 2020

The Tallgrass Prairie: Grocery Store, Apothecary and Love Shop POSTPONED! DATE TBD

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Throughout Illinois’ history, people have thought of the tallgrass prairie, Illinois’s original landscape, as their grocery store, pharmacy, art supply shop and even a place to find love potions! Discover the stories behind these rugged native plants. Learn about their beauty and utility in the garden today. This program is co-sponsored with the Glencoe Public Library.

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Opening Day on the Green Bay Trail POSTPONED! DATE TBD

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green Bay Trail at Harbor St., Green Bay Trail and Harbor Street
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Enjoy the arrival of spring. Lend a hand to remove winter’s debris. Enjoy the company of friends and refreshments.

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May 2020

Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail CANCELLED

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Bay Trail & Mary St., Green Bay Trail at Mary St.
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Volunteers working

Come out and lend a hand to beautify your Green Bay Trail. We recommend wearing long pants and closed toe shoes. Check back for more details as the date approaches.

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June 2020

Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Bay Trail & Mary St., Green Bay Trail at Mary St.
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Volunteers working

Come out and lend a hand to beautify your Green Bay Trail. We recommend wearing long pants and closed toe shoes. Check back for more details as the date approaches.

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Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Bay Trail at Harbor St., Green Bay Trail and Harbor Street
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
Volunteers working

Come out and lend a hand to beautify your Green Bay Trail. We recommend wearing long pants and closed toe shoes. Meet at Harbor St.

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