Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Green

Flood Mitigation Project

Demonstrating Blue Island’s commitment to forward-thinking, ambitious and proven approaches to a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable setting for our residents, the City of Blue Island is excited to announce that they are partnering with several organizations working on a US EPA-funded green infrastructure project, or – put simply – a rain garden to help collect heavy rainfall. This rain ... Read More »

ComEd Power Planting Program

ComEd has 2,700 trees to give away as a part of the new “Power Planting” program! To claim your free trees, visit arborday.org/comedfreetrees and enter the code AD2015 in the promo box on the checkout page. Trees will be mailed within one to two weeks. This offer is valid until May 15 or until supplies last, so act today! Read More »

Veterans Triangle Cleanup

The Urban Forestry Board is seeking volunteers to help weed and clean up at Veterans Triangle on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Previous experience is always appreciated, but not necessary! All are welcome. If you have any favorite work gloves and/or weeding tools please bring them. For questions or for more information, contact Perry Recker at ... Read More »

Grace United Plant Sale

Grace United Methodist Church is having their annual flower and plant sale on Saturday, May 9th from 8 am to 3 pm. Get there early for best selection! Plants are from Ted’s Greenhouse. Big, healthy hanging baskets, annual flats, perennials, herbs, tomato plants and much more! Perfect timing for Mother’s Day gift giving! A representative from Ted’s Greenhouse will be ... Read More »

Reading the Calumet Landscape

First Tuesday Series at the Library – The Calumet Landscape The Library and the Friends of the Forest Preserves host a series of First Tuesday presentations about nature and the outdoors. The next one is on our Calumet Landscape. How did backyard gullies, hills or wetlands form? Naturalist John Elliott surveys clues to our history found in our modern landscape. ... Read More »