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September 2019

Lend a Hand (at Harbor St.)

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Bay Trail at Harbor St., Green Bay Trail and Harbor Street
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Work Day

Join the Friends of the Green Bay Trail to enjoy the trail’s blooms and butterflies and remove invasive plants and weeds. Bring gloves, clippers and shears. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Rain or severe weather will cancel the event. Contact Ann Reilly, team leader, for information (c: 224-255-9370).

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Lend a Hand (at Mary St.)

September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

Green Bay Trail & Mary St., Green Bay Trail at Mary St.
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Work Day

Join the Friends of the Green Bay Trail to enjoy the trail’s blooms and butterflies and remove invasive plants and weeds (cut Goldenrod). Bring gloves, clippers and shears. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Rain or severe weather will cancel the event. Oct. 12 leaders are Cam Avery and Lynn Donaldson. Oct 19 leader is Jo Ann Kimzey. Contact Meridith Clement for more information (c: 847-274-1789).

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October 2019

9th Annual Buckthorn Barbeque: “Tracks on the Trail”

October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd,
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Join us at our 9th annual Buckthorn Barbecue. Geoffrey Baer, WTTW and PBS host and film maker, will be the keynote speaker and will share his in-depth review of the Green Bay Trail’s rich history. LEARN MORE

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Lend a Hand (at Mary St.)

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

Green Bay Trail & Mary St., Green Bay Trail at Mary St.
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Work Day

Join the Friends of the Green Bay Trail to enjoy the trail’s blooms and butterflies and remove invasive plants and weeds (cut Goldenrod). Bring gloves, clippers and shears. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Rain or severe weather will cancel the event. Oct. 12 leaders are Cam Avery and Lynn Donaldson. Oct 19 leader is Jo Ann Kimzey. Contact Meridith Clement for more information (c: 847-274-1789).

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Tuck the Trail In for Winter!

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Bay Trail at Harbor St., Green Bay Trail and Harbor Street
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Work Day

It's time to get the trail ready for winter. We will be raking up an area that a has been mowed. We recommend you wear work gloves, long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring a rake if you have one! Meet at Harbor Street and the trail this Saturday, October 18th

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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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Woman holding rake
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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
2018 Solstice Walk

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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