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June 2019

Glen Ellyn Garden Tour

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Native gardens conserve water, provide habitat for native wildlife, and bring joy and color to our daily lives. Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, 9am to Noon, for your chance to see beautiful native plant and rain gardens throughout Glen Ellyn. To start the day, there will be a brief presentation about the benefits of rain gardens, native plants and creating a sustainable yard at Maryknoll Park Clubhouse (845 Pershing Ave.).  You will also find out how you can become…

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Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale

June 27, 2019 - September 20, 2019
Sunset Park & Pool, 483 Fairview Road
Glen Ellyn,IL
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Planting native trees and shrubs in your home landscape adds beauty and shade to your yard, and turns it into a water conserving haven for wildlife and your family. Add some native trees to your home landscape for $30 or $35 each through the 2019 Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale. Here's how it works: CLICK HERE  to view and download the Tree and Shrub List and Order Form.  This order form is a fillable pdf, so you can…

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July 2019

Bloomingdale Native Tree & Shrub Sale

July 1, 2019 - September 13, 2019

Planting native trees and shrubs in your home landscape adds beauty and shade to your yard, and turns it into a water conserving haven for wildlife and your family. Add some native trees to your home landscape for $30 or $35 each through the 2019 Bloomingdale Native Tree & Shrub Sale. Here's how it works: CLICK HERE to view and download the Tree and Shrub List and Order Form.  This order form is a fillable pdf, so you can either…

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August 2019

Westmont Native Tree & Shrub Sale

August 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Planting native trees and shrubs in your home landscape adds beauty and shade to your yard, and turns it into a water conserving haven for wildlife and your family. Add some native trees to your home landscape for $30 or $35 each through the 2019 Westmont Native Tree & Shrub Sale. Here's how it works: Click here to view and download the Tree and Shrub List and Order Form.  This order form is a fillable pdf, so you can either…

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September 2019

A Fox River Testimony Selected Works at Elgin History Museum

September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - November 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Street
Elgin,IL60120United States
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Don't miss the last exhibit of selected works from A Fox River Testimony, the collection of original Fox River paintings by plein air artist Joel Sheesley as part of our Art of the Fox program. About 30 of the 90+ paintings Joel created in his two years travelling up and down the Fox River are currently on display at the Elgin History Museum through November 15th.   The Elgin History Museum is located at 360 Park Street in Elgin, and is…

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October 2019

O’Hara Woods Community Day

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
o’hara woods, 524 Belmont Drive
Romeoville,IL
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The Conservation Foundation and the Village of Romeoville are pleased to announce our first ever O'Hara Woods Community Day on Saturday October 5th, 9am to Noon at the O'Hara Woods Nature Preserve in Romeoville. The event will include a restoration workday as well as an open house for visitors to learn more about and explore O'Hara Woods. If you're the hands-on type and would like to really dive in and make a difference for this natural area, we'd love to…

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November 2019

A Fox River Testimony Artist’s Discussion

November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin,IL60120United States
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Under The Conservation Foundation’s Fox River Education and Outreach Initiative, Wheaton artist Joel Sheesley has painted the beauty of the river in all its moods and seasons for the past three years. Sunrise, sunset, in flood, in ice, in summer, in fall, these paintings show you places you know and others you want to find and experience for yourself. Joel will discuss the details of how he creates his gorgeous works of Fox River art and share some of his…

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