Work on one of Evanston's Habitat Project sites
The City of Evanston is working closely with community members to expand and enhance native habitat on public lands. During the growing season, volunteers monitor plantings, weed, and water. During cold weather, we clear invasives like buckthorn. Along the way, there are opportunities to learn and get to know neighbors while working together.
Would you like to help? Get in touch with us at evanstonhabitat [at] gmail.com.
In photo at left, volunteers finish Earth Day planting at the Ladd Arboretum, May 2018.
Certify your yard as wildlife habitat
Natural Habitat Evanston, a program of Citizens’ Greener Evanston, envisions an Evanston of green spaces welcoming to birds and pollinators—and a community culture that nurtures them and creates, restores, and conserves the habitats on which they depend.
- Learn how to certify your yard, school, or place of worship and explore more resources here
- Join the Natural Habitat Evanston Facebook group
- Learn about Enhancing Your Garden for Birds in this short guide prepared by bird conservation expert Judy Pollock.
Photo, left, by Judy Pollock, is of her backyard, where she has spotted 125 species of birds.