If you’d like to spend more time enjoying your yard and less time working on it, don’t miss the Village of Glen Ellyn’s Native Landscaping Seminar and Walking Tour from 9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. The seminar will start at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Keynote speaker, Jack Pizzo, president of Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., an award-winning firm, will help residents understand how to incorporate sustainable practices into their landscape. A presentation on the basics of ecology and the ecology of the Chicago region will precede the landscape discussion. The event will begin with a formal presentation followed by an outdoor discussion of landscape issues. Attendees will learn about what native plants to use in their landscapes and where to use them. We will discuss rain gardens, butterfly gardens, low maintenance gardens and low maintenance lawn grasses. A list of plants will be handed out. Reservations are not required (but encouraged) for the event which is being sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission and the Village Public Works Department. Please call the Public Works Department for more information at 630-469-6756.
The 2011 Recycling Extravaganza
This perennial favorite will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Duane/Lorraine Commuter Parking Lot just west of the Library Parking Lot. Bring unwanted, recyclable items to this event, which is organized by the Village of Glen Ellyn and the Environmental Commission. Various local organizations will be on hand for this event, which this year will also include electronics. For more information about this event, please see the below flyers, or contact Kristen Schrader, Staff Liaison to the Environmental Commission at 630-469-5000.