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

Planting at the Ladd Arboretum May 2018

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]

You can also get in touch directly with stewards of the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary and Perkins Woods if you're interested in working there.

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.

Photo, left, by Judy Pollock, is of her backyard, where she has spotted 125 species of birds.