The desire to protect the environment often starts with a strong connection to nature. Go Green Wilmette provides many fun opportunities for Wilmette residents to get outside and enjoy our parks. We also plan events that encourage residents to learn more about the importance of increasing native habitat in our yards and parks. Check our calendar for upcoming dates. And if you have an outdoor activity you’d like to see us organize, please contact us.
Some of our nature-based programs and projects include:
- Annual spring migratory bird walks most Sundays in May at Gillson Park, in partnership with the Wilmette Park District. Check out the list of species sighted on our walks here. Gillson Bird Sightings 2015
- Habitat restoration workdays with Scout troops in local parks, in partnership with the Wilmette Park District. Open to all.
- Tree identification workshops each fall in a local park, in partnership with the Wilmette Park District and Village of Wilmette.
- Alternative Yard Tour by bike, foot, or car to see how our neighbors are growing food, collecting rainwater, and creating native habitat in their yards.
- We consult with the Wilmette Park District to add more nature-based programming to camps, after-school programs and year-round Park District offerings.
- We also support the Friends of Elmwood Dunes in their work to restore the Elmwood Dunes Preserve on the lakefront at Elmwood Avenue.