A Community Wildlife Habitat Program for Evanston

Please join members of Citizens’ Greener Evanston‘s Adaptation Task Force for a conversation about the concept of a wildlife habitat certification program for Evanston — June 10 at the Evanston Civic Center.

Many homes in Evanston are already using native plants and taking other steps that could qualify them for certification. Indeed, 48 Evanston homes and the Canal Shores Golf Course are already certified by the National Wildlife Federation.

What are the components of a Community Wildlife Habitat?

• Wildlife habitat is provided throughout the community — in individual backyards, on school grounds, and in public areas such as parks, places of worship, and businesses.

• Participating properties provide the four basic elements that all wildlife need: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

• Participating property owners reduce or eliminate chemical fertilizers and pesticides and use other sustainable gardening practices.

• The whole community is engaged — through such activities as workshops about gardening for birds and butterflies, park/beach cleanups, a website and Facebook page, and volunteer training.

At our meeting, we will consider whether we should undertake a community wildlife habitat program here in Evanston.

When: Wednesday, June 10, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Evanston Civic Center, Room 2402

To RSVP — or if you can’t attend the June 10 meeting but would like to be involved in this program in some way —  please send an email to habitat@greenerevanston.org.

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