Working to restore and care for natural areas along Evanston's North Shore Channel

The City of Evanston is working to restore and care for natural habitat along the North Shore Channel a critically important blue-green corridor in our urbanized region.

Natural habitat provides food and shelter for the millions of migratory birds that visit Evanston every year, as well as for butterflies, bees, and other wildlife.  Natural habitat also improves open spaces for people: trees clean and cool the air, and time spent in nature speeds healing and lowers stress.

Community volunteers and city staff are working together to care for several channelside sites and other natural areas around Evanston. We invite you to visit, learn more, and get involved.

Support for our work comes from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chi-Cal Rivers Fund, other funders, and the contributions of many community volunteers.