Featured Event

Migratory Bird Walks

The Illinois shoreline juts farthest into Lake Michigan at Gillson Park, making this an excellent spot to observe migrant birds and an important place for their survival as they rest and eat on their long journey north every spring. Bring your binoculars and join fellow bird enthusiasts every Sunday in May at 8:00 to look for warblers and other colorful visitors. On May 1st, there will also be an early bird walk at 7:00 [Read More…]

Featured Project

Natural Lawn Care

This is the time of year to focus on natural landscaping. Go Green Wilmette wants to help! Check out our website for many tips on lawn care that is healthy for you, your family and your pets. … [Read More...]


Good News Department

Go Green Wilmette is really making a difference

This spring GGW has:



  • Hosted 1,400 people at Going Green Matters
  • Recycled 50+ ice rink liners,totaling 3,600 pounds of plastic
  • Sold 1,179 native plants and shrubs
  • Reached 1,600 households with our newsletter

Dear Robin,

How can I learn to identify birds that I see in my backyard?

One option is to get involved with the bird walks that are offered here in Wilmette and nearby.  Go Green Wilmette is offering guided bird walks in Gillson Park every Sunday in May at 8 a.m. with a bonus bird walk on Sunday May 1st at 7 a.m.  The bird walks are free and guided by knowledgeable birders. There are also bird walks offered by the Audubon Society, the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Evanston North Shore Bird Club. Please check  their websites for locally offered walks. [Read More…]

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