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October 2021

Seed Cleaning Day

October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chancellor St., Evanston, 1730 Chancellor St.
Evanston, IL United States
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Join us to clean the numerous species of native seeds collected during trail work days. Seeds will be sorted and bagged for future planting on the trail and represent thousands of dollars saved which will be used for additional plant purchases and trail stewardship costs. Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 PM  October 2, 9, 23, and November 13 Where: 1730 Chancellor St., Evanston Supplies: Garden or disposable gloves and tweezers if you have them. Dress for the weather: Cleaning will take place in a sheltered garage…

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Leave the Leaves

October 4, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a winter oasis in your garden. Heather Prince, horticulturist and owner of Fearless Gardening, will discuss how to craft a dynamic landscape that not only offers layers of soil-enriching texture in fall and winter, but also welcomes overwintering butterflies, moths, birds and more.  She will review the myriad beneficial creatures that thrive when plant material is left in place. This program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail with the Glencoe Public Library, the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, and …

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Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

October 9, 2021 @ 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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Enjoy the fall weather. Work plans vary and focus on deadheading invasives, collecting seeds for spring planting, and prepping the trail for winter. Where: Meet at the Mary St. entrance to the trail. Tools: Bring sharp garden shears, pruners, and garden knife if you have them. Dress for the weather: Closed toe shoes, long pants, work gloves, and  bug spray are recommended. Participation: Volunteers under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. We will not cancel for sprinkles but will cancel for heavy rain or…

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Seed Cleaning Day

October 9, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chancellor St., Evanston, 1730 Chancellor St.
Evanston, IL United States
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Join us to clean the numerous species of native seeds collected during trail work days. Seeds will be sorted and bagged for future planting on the trail and represent thousands of dollars saved which will be used for additional plant purchases and trail stewardship costs. Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 PM  October 9, 23, and November 13 Where: 1730 Chancellor St., Evanston Supplies: Garden or disposable gloves and tweezers if you have them. Dress for the weather: Cleaning will take place in a sheltered garage and…

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Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

October 16, 2021 @ 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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Enjoy the fall weather. Work plans vary and focus on deadheading invasives, collecting seeds for spring planting, and prepping the trail for winter. Where: Meet at the Mary St. entrance to the trail. Tools: Bring sharp garden shears, pruners, and garden knife if you have them. Dress for the weather: Closed toe shoes, long pants, work gloves, and  bug spray are recommended. Participation: Volunteers under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. We will not cancel for sprinkles but will cancel for heavy rain or…

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Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

October 23, 2021 @ 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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Enjoy the fall weather. Work plans vary and focus on deadheading invasives, collecting seeds for spring planting, and prepping the trail for winter. Where: Meet at the Mary St. entrance to the trail. Tools: Bring sharp garden shears, pruners, and garden knife if you have them. Dress for the weather: Closed toe shoes, long pants, work gloves, and  bug spray are recommended. Participation: Volunteers under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. We will not cancel for sprinkles but will cancel for heavy rain or…

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November 2021

Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

November 13, 2021 @ 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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Enjoy the fall weather. Work plans vary and focus on deadheading invasives, collecting seeds for spring planting, and prepping the trail for winter. Where: Meet at the Mary St. entrance to the trail. Tools: Bring sharp garden shears, pruners, and garden knife if you have them. Dress for the weather: Closed toe shoes, long pants, work gloves, and  bug spray are recommended. Participation: Volunteers under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. We will not cancel for sprinkles but will cancel for heavy rain or…

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Seed Cleaning Day

November 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chancellor St., Evanston, 1730 Chancellor St.
Evanston, IL United States
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Join us to clean the numerous species of native seeds collected during trail work days. Seeds will be sorted and bagged for future planting on the trail and represent thousands of dollars saved which will be used for additional plant purchases and trail stewardship costs. Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 PM Where: 1730 Chancellor St., Evanston Supplies: Garden or disposable gloves and tweezers if you have them. Dress for the weather: Cleaning will take place in a sheltered garage and it may be cool. Tables and…

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December 2021

Winter Solstice: Light up the Green Bay Trail

December 21, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shelton Park, Shelton Park
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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6th Annual Winter Solstice Parade of Lights Decorate yourself, family, dogs, strollers or wagons with lights and things that glow. No candles or open flames, please! Meet at the Shelton Park playground for a surprise presentation then stroll the Green Bay trail to sing songs and celebrate the arrival of longer days.  Festivities will end at the Shelton Park fire pit to enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Severe weather will cancel the parade.  Event updates will be posted here. Sponsored…

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January 2022

Climate Change and the North Shore

January 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NORTH SHORE Wednesday, January 12, at 1 pm What does climate change mean for our area—what can we expect, and what can we do about it? Please join international climate expert and University of Illinois professor emeritus Dr. Don Wuebbles for a discussion of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2021 Report and its implications for the North Shore. Co-sponsored by the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, the Friends of Green Bay Trail, and Go Green Wilmette. Dr. Wuebbles…

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