Working to restore and care for natural habitat along the North Shore Channel

Evanston Habitat Project

The City of Evanston is working to restore and care for natural habitat along the North Shore Channel and to enhance the channel's value as a green corridor in our heavily urbanized region.

Natural habitat — a mix of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers — provides food and shelter for the millions of migratory birds that visit Evanston every year.  Natural habitat also improves parks for people: time spent in nature lowers stress, speeds healing, and improves concentration. Not only that, trees clean and cool the air, and native plantings cost less to maintain.

Community volunteers and city staff are working together to care for planting areas in several sites. Find out what's new and how to get involved.

The project is supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chi-Cal Rivers Fund and the contributions of many community volunteers.

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