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

History

“It is what you do for your community that counts”

“It is what you do for your community that counts”

Young people from Y.O.U. (Youth and Opportunity United) will be at Twiggs Park on October 3, putting the finishing touches on new plantings around the overlook deck. It’s a good time to recall another fall day 31 years ago, October 18, 1986. That’s when the […]

Who was Harbert?

Who was Harbert?

What does Harbert Park have to do with the right to vote?  With memorials and monuments on the minds of many these days, this seems like a good time to look back at some of the history of Evanston’s parks and the people they’re named […]

Managing weeds

Managing weeds

Butterfly milkweed is in full bloom now in the Ladd Arboretum. In spite of its name, butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a native plant and host to butterflies and other pollinators. Not everyone agrees about what counts as a weed. In fact, the Evanston Environment […]

Clearing the way for new plants

Clearing the way for new plants

Regular visitors to the Ladd Arboretum will notice a difference this week, after volunteers and a city greenways crew cleared invasive trees and shrubs along a section of the channel bank northeast of the Ecology Center. Clearing is a necessary step in re-creating diverse native […]

Windmill comes down

Windmill comes down

The Ladd Arboretum’s windmill came down this week. The windmill was installed in 1980, but had fallen into disrepair. The Evanston Environmental Association’s Harold Benjamin was quoted in the Chicago Tribune that summer: “We’re trying to demonstrate that there are other sources of energy that […]