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August 2021

Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

August 28 @ 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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Meet at the Mary Street entrance to the trail beginning at 9 AM to 11 AM. We will share the work plan there. No training needed. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Wear closed toe shoes. Bring work gloves and pruners if you have some. We will not cancel the day for sprinkles, but will do so for heavy rain or other weather conditions.

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September 2021

Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

September 11 @ 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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Meet at the Mary Street entrance to the trail beginning at 9 AM to 11 AM. We will share the work plan there. No training needed. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Wear closed toe shoes. Bring work gloves and pruners if you have some. We will not cancel the day for sprinkles, but will do so for heavy rain or other weather conditions.

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Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

September 25 @ 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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Doug Tallamy and The Nature of Oaks

September 29 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Renowned insect ecologist Douglas Tallamy will discuss his newest book, The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees. Oaks are long lived and support more life forms than any other North American genus.  From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to birds, bears, insects and spiders.  Oak leaf litter supports creatures who reside in it, and deters invasive plants and soil erosion.Tallamy will compare oaks to other popular tree species and the…

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October 2021

Lend a Hand on the Green Bay Trail

October 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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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 2 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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