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“Caring for the Land in Your Own Backyard,” a one-session class from will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon on March 1 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
The class will offer advice on how individuals can help care for the land right outside their doors and create a more resilient environment that is ready for the changing climate. This planning workshop will focus on native trees and shrubs but will also take a look at stormwater-management best practices and ways to provide for beneficial insects and birds.

 Louise Clemency, Chicago Field Supervisor for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will kick off the morning with an ecological perspective on creating and managing diverse habitats in urban and suburban settings. Local horticulturists, foresters and arborists will provide practical advice and answer questions. The goal of the workshop is to grow a bigger, healthier, more diverse urban forest that benefits birds and insects, that helps manage stormwater and that is resilient in the face of multiple challenges, now and into the future.

There will be tree-related activities for children 10 and under. Those planning to bring children are asked to r.s.v.p. to The event was organized by Evanston TreeKeepers in collaboration with Citizens’ Greener Evanston.