Busy Weekend at West Cook Wild Ones
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Science Needs You: Become a Citizen Scientist 

Presented by Dr. Emily Minor & Stephanie Walquist

Sunday, June 25, 2:30-4:30 PM
Dole Library Meeting Room, 225 Augusta St. Oak Park, IL

Nature-based citizen science projects are right outside your door, and the whole family can participate. Urban Ecologist Emily Minor, associate professor at UIC, will talk on how scientists rely on observations of citizens like you. Stephanie Walquist will give her view as an active participant. You'll get a website tour of projects with help on getting started. Learn more. 

Free and open to the public. 

Plant Sale Saturday
Pre-order pickups, plus more plants

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - 2 PM
Euclid Methodist Church parking lot

405 S. Augusta St., Oak Park

Your Pre-Order will be ready for pickup this Saturday. We'll also have additional plants available for purchase. First come, first serve. 

Day-of-Sale Plants

Plant Sale Volunteers

Do you have some free time Saturday? Help get orders together for your fellow native gardeners. Already volunteered? Thank you! More information, sign up or check your time slot.  
Volunteer Sign-Up

I Can Fly
Seeking Garden Tool Donations

If you're stumbling over unused gardening tools in your garage, here's a chance to put them to good use. This July, West Cook Wild Ones is helping Green Community Connections'  I Can Fly youth leadership program in planting a Monarch garden and using native plants in urban agriculture. Please donate or lend shovels, hedge clippers, heavy duty gloves. Contact  

Native Plant Rescue in Schaumburg

During the past 20 years, Dennis Paige developed a native plant garden around his Schaumburg condo. Recently retired in Colorado, Paige learned that his former condo association intends to clear it out. Plants are available for rescue by appointment. More information and plant list. 
Join West Cook Wild Ones! 
Your membership supports speakers on a monthly basis, educational materials, and advocacy for public gardens. You get a 10% discount on plants. All memberships or donations are fully tax-deductible.  

Click here to join/renew:  Wild Ones Membership
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