Thursday, August 6, 2015

DuPage County Eco-Events and Actions

Upcoming Events!

October 21 (Glen Ellyn)Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group's ECO-SOCIAL at Shannon's Irish Pub in downtown Glen Ellyn, 7 p.m.

(October 23 (Lombard) - SCARCE's 25th Anniversary Green Tie Gala, SCARCE

October 24 (Glen Ellyn) - Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup with the Sierra Club (actually a pleasant 2 mile hike), River Prairie Group

October 28 (Champaign) - Illinois Bike Summit, League of Illinois Bicyclists

November 14 (Glen Ellyn) - From 9:00 a.m. - noon, we are trying something new at the scheduled workday. The Glen Ellyn Park District is teaming up with Sustain DuPage to cut young buckthorn that will be used to make a wattle hurdle. A what? A wattle hurdle is a panel of woven fence. You can use it to pen-up your waddling wattled-turkeys, use it as a decorative piece in your yard, or weave a nice holiday gift for someone. We will provide the loppers to cut the buckthorn, but please bring a pair of hand pruners if you have them to help de-branch the saplings. Andrew Van Gorp will be on hand to demonstrate the techniques and possibly wield his trusty hatchet to speed up the de-branching efforts.  Help with ecological restoration and take home a personal creation as a reward.
-Renae Frigo, Park District Naturalist

December 2 (Glen Ellyn) - Sierra Club lecture by John Huston, polar explorer, Sierra Club River Prairie Group

Featured Web site:  Greater DuPage Wild Ones

Listings without Web page links have details pending.  Due to the diversity of views within the environmental movement, this calendar does not imply endorsement by the Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group of all events listed or the positions taken by various groups.

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