Listing of upcoming events in the Chicago Region that are sponsored by CLC partner organizations.  Event topics include: natural habitat, native plant gardens and landscape, ecosystem diversity, attracting birds and pollinators, sustainable land management practices.  Attending events like these is a great way to meet people in your area that are interested in natural habitat.  A maximum of 4 events is listed per organization.

See an organization’s Facebook page for more event information.  Events are listed for the following organizations:

Chicago Living Corridors, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, Citizens for Conservation,  Northern Kane County Wild OnesThe Conservation Foundation, West Cook Wild OnesWildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee.

Chicago Living Corridors


Barrington Area Conservation Trust


Citizens for Conservation

Mar 17
March 17 (10:00 am)
Barrington Village Hall

Meredith C. Tucker, naturalist and Chair of CFC’s Habitat Corridors program Meredith Tucker discusses planting in moist areas and shows us plants in local yards that are thriving and helping to soak up standing water. She will include examples of ...

Apr 14
April 14 (10:00 am)
Barrington Village Hall

Sean Menke, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Lake Forest College In this new topic for Community Ed programs, Dr. Menke will discuss the role of ants in the landscape and in your yard! Learn to appreciate their essential functions in healthy eco...


Northern Kane County Wild Ones


The Conservation Foundation

Mar 03
March 3 (09:00 am)
Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 2997 Route 71, Ottawa

Put on the hiking boots and grab the walking stick for an invigorating hike down the north ravine at Dayton Bluffs Preserve! Brook McDonald, president/CEO of The Conservation Foundation, will lead the hike and explain the ravine’s geologic feature...

Mar 05
March 5 (06:30 pm)
Waubonsee Community College, Downtown Campus Multipurpose Room, 18 S. River St, 1st Floor, Aurora

Join us for a screening and discussion of the gorgeous film, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Plus check out the Sustainability Resource Fair where you can meet community organizations that can help you take action on conservation, climate change and more...

Mar 08
March 8 (07:00 pm)
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn IL 60137

OEFF invites you to a free One Earth Film Festival screening and discussion of After the Spill. When the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded, it spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the worst ecologic ...

Mar 11
March 11 (11:00 am)
Rolling Knolls Country Club
11N260 Rohrssen Rd, Elgin IL 60120

Celebrate the start of spring by learning how to create a sustainable garden through conservation practices. At noon, our Jim Kleinwachter will be there to talk about wildlife habitat restoration, Nature RX and health, and how to become a certified C...


West Cook Wild Ones

Feb 25
February 25 (02:30 pm)
Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch
845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park IL 60304

Amphibians of the Chicago Region Presented by Joe Cavataio What’s a mudpuppy? Can toads give you warts? Where can I find a tree frog? Joe Cavataio will share his extensive knowledge Chicago’s frogs, toads, and salamanders, including natural ...

Mar 10
March 10 (01:00 pm)
Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., River Forest

Join us for a film screening and discussion of Jane (Brett Morgan / 2017 / 90 min). Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nomin...

Apr 15
April 15 (02:30 pm)
Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch
845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park IL 60304

Presented by Adrian Ayres Fisher Gardeners have long known that soil is not simply the stuff that props up plants. But not everyone knows that regenerative organic and native plant gardening practices can help mitigate climate change. How is that? It...


Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee