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Posted on: March 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] April is Earth Month! Celebrate with These Activities


The Why and How of Gardening with Native Plants
Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
Skokie Public Library, Radmacher Meeting Room

Join the Skokie Beautification and Improvement Commission for an informative session with Monica Buckley, president and owner of Red Stem Native Landscapes. Learn more about the vital role native plants play in our ecosystem and walk away with tips for beginners on how to get started in your home garden. Visit the Skokie Public Library website to register for the event.

Skokie Spring Greening 
Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Westfield Old Orchard West Parking Lots

Avoid the lines! Historically, wait times are the shortest from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
View a list of items accepted for recycling
View a map of the drop-off stations.

Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 23 12 – 4 p.m.
Emily Oaks Nature Center

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in engaging activities along the Nature Center trails and experiencing first-hand the unique vision and perspectives of other animals with which we share the planet. Native plants and earth-friendly foods will be available for sale. FREE for all ages. Visit the Skokie Park District website for more information.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
Elizabeth Meyer School

The entire community is invited to the annual Arbor Day tree planting ceremony. Trees benefit the community by providing shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars. They also stabilize the soil, prevent erosion and absorb rain water to reduce flooding and supply the oxygen in the air we breathe.

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