Christy Truitt, Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission,
visited our club on the same day as the Interactors, so we had a very full program.
It was a good way to get back into full participation in club interests after a time of regrouping after the restricted last year.
I am including some resources that Christy provided for our use.

Get Involved in Greenscaping - our Commission is placing additional focus in this area as a foundational year - especially as many residents are investing more time and energy in their yards
  • In his book, Nature's Best Hope, Doug Tallamy makes the case that what we each do in our own backyards can have the most profound effect in our region, especially when efforts are multiplied across a neighborhood. 
    Find practical changes you can make today, this summer, this year to make a difference in Glen Ellyn.
  • Binge-watch 8 presentations from the Glen Ellyn Earth Day Symposium - each tie to strategies outlined in Tallamy's book
    The Glen Ellyn Park District and the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission sponsored these talks by local experts and partners including the Morton Arboretum, the Conservation Foundation, GROOT, the DuPage Birding Club, and others.
  • Join a free garden walk led by the Glen Ellyn Park District and the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
    These walks are meant to introduce residents to local demonstration gardens where native plants, pollinator habits, and organic gardening can be seen first-hand.
    Our goal is to turn these walks into podcasts that can support self-guided walks, and to offer an additional Garden Walk and Yard Certification Event mid-summer - stay tuned!
  • September 9th, in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Public Library, the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission and the Glen Ellyn Park District have invited the Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) to present Healthy Hedges and Trees.
    This message is part of a region-wide initiative to reduce invasive European Buckthorn (which is harmful to our ecosystem yet is the fastest growing segment of our urban tree canopy) and replace it with native shrubs and trees that will sustain wildlife and pollinators. 

  • This talk will be followed by the Glen Ellyn Park District's 4th Annual Native Tree and Shrub Sale in mid-September.