Posts Categorized: Community

New Year’s Resolutions West Cook Wild Ones Style

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Monarch on child's finger

New Year’s Resolutions West Cook Wild Ones Style –By Byron Lanning New Year’s resolutions don’t always need to be about self-improvement. How about some planet-improvement resolutions? For instance, readers of the New York Times sent in their ideas for resolutions to help the planet. Here are some West Cook Wild Ones’ resolutions for planet Earth…. Read more »

2021 Photo Contest

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Native Plants in Fall and Winter At the end of the year, we send holiday cards to our members, and we would like to get you all involved! For our December 2021 card, we would love to choose a photo from a West Cook Wild Ones member. Our 2021 holiday card will feature the winning… Read more »

Announcing: Recipients of Garden for Nature Grant

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Announcing: Recipients of Garden for Nature Grant West Cook Wild Ones launches its 2020 Garden for Nature program by announcing grants totaling more than $4,500 to 14 nonprofit and public organizations in the Chicago area. About the grant and the process: Garden for Nature funds projects mainly in western Cook County that engage young people… Read more »

WCWO in the Community

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The board of West Cook Wild Ones is volunteering with other local organizations to support their efforts at incorporating native plants in the landscape. Over at the Morton Freshman Center, science teacher Kevin O’Toole has led the creation, installation, and maintenance of a 5,000 sq ft (and growing) Monarch garden as the foundation for a… Read more »

Wild Ones at the One Earth Film Festival

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The One Earth Film Festival opens this weekend with showings throughout the day around the metropolitan area. Search or browse the selections by date, topic, and location at the One Earth Film Festival website.

West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments

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West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments We are grateful for all of the joyful energy of our members, volunteers, and supporters over this past year. Thanks to all of you 2017 was a year of action for us. Next year will be even better.  Embracing senescence It’s hard to believe it’s almost time to say… Read more »

Local Schools Plant Habitat Gardens

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May has been an especially hopeful month this year with all of our young people getting involved in making a big difference for the environment.  In Oak Park and River Forest, local schools have been busy planning, researching, and planting their native plants to support biodiversity and learning. Dominican University recently put in a large… Read more »

Quick and Easy Newsletter Sign-up

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If you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter, simply click on the link and complete the short form. When we send out information about upcoming programs/events, you’ll receive it in your mailbox: West Cook Wild Ones Sign-up    

West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor

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West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor Map–Watch It Grow Our goal is to gather pledges from at least two yards/landscapes (public or private) on every block between Thatcher Woods and Columbus Park.  To pledge your yard send an e-mail to [email protected] West Cook Wild Ones has been engaging residents… Read more »