Archive | June, 2012

June 23: Summer blooms and invasive species

21 Jun

Summer is in full swing and our favorite showy plants are blooming! Weeds are ever-present though, so we will focus again on decreasing the size of the cheatgrass population. Join us this Saturday from 10am-noon. Be prepared for hot weather with sun protection and plenty of water.

Rainbow Beach is located at 3111 E. 77th St. By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St. By car, enter from 79th St., go past the water filtration plant, and park in the first parking lot. Please meet at the entrance to the nature area, which is located at the southern end of the beach. Tools and equipment will be provided, but please bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Contact Alison Anastasio at for questions and to RSVP.

*Mark your calendar*
Saturday July 14 – Calumet Outdoor Series – Introduction to Rainbow Beach Dunes
Saturday July 28 – Stewardship workday
Saturday August 25 – Stewardship workday


Follow up: May 26 stewardship work day

3 Jun

It was great to see all the new faces at last Saturday’s workday. New volunteers and a large group of enthusiastic Gary Comer College Prep Middle School students contributed to collecting a monstrous 18 trash bags full of cheatgrass and plant debris.

Some of our favorite brilliant summer flowers are thinking about starting to bloom, so next month’s workday is sure to be a beautiful one!

*Mark your calendar*
Saturday June 23 – Stewardship workday
Saturday July 14 – Calumet Outdoor Series
Saturday July 28 – Stewardship workday

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