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The City of Evanston is pleased to support the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and Nature’s Perspective Landscaping’s (NPL) new Livable Landscapes program, which provides community members with assistance practicing water-absorbing and habitat-friendly landscaping in their yards.

The joint initiative aims to help community members better manage storm water run-off on their property by offering technical support, resources, and planting options specific to Evanston. The City is providing administrative support for the program.

Community members who participate in the program can select from a list of plants that are hardy and well-suited for flood-prone areas, as well as landscape design plans for rain garden installations of different sizes.

An order form is available at There is a minimum purchase order of $50, before tax, to participate in the program. Prices do not include labor costs.

Orders must be placed by June 5. Order pick-ups will be on July 11, July 18, and August 1, from noon to 5 p.m., at Nature’s Perspective, located at 2000 Greenleaf St.

More information is available from Kumar Jensen at, or 847-448-8199.