Illinois Native Plant Society Reinstates Grants

Some of the key details of the grant program are detailed here:

Program Explanation

The Illinois Native Plant Society Research Fund was developed to promote the conservation of Illinois native plants and communities through scientific research.

Availability of Funding

$4500 is available for grants ranging from $500-$1500.
Please open the link to read full details of the grant program

2018 Research Grants

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Expanding habitat, engaging landowners, connecting preserves

The Chicago Living Corridor Alliance is an umbrella organization comprised of not-for-profits dedicated to the furtherance of native habitat.  It provcalca-logoides private landowners with inspiration and resources to help them support pollinator populations, conserve clean water, increase biodiversity and restore soil. Inspired by Doug Tallamy’s vision of a Backyard National Park, we believe private landowners have an important role to play in reversing the negative impact of ecosystem loss and fragmentation, land and water pollution, and climate change.

How To Get Involved.  One way is to add native habitat to your property.  Another is to volunteer on a natural habitat project in your community.  It can be a small project like a butterfly garden, or a larger natural area restoration project.  It can be for a residential property, a private protected land or a commercial property. 

See the CLC Participate page for a description of organizations that can help you get started with your property, and that have volunteer opportunities in your community. For a map of private landowners committed to this mission,  go to the CLC Map page. 

Are you a private landowner who has already converted land to a natural area?  See the Map page and join a group near you, to get your property registered and added to the map.

Also check out our Resources section that provides information about getting started with a native plant garden,  criteria needed to qualify for getting a property on our map, and many other resources for helping you.

To receive periodic updates from Chicago Living Corridors, please sign up for our CLC Newsletter

Find resources for purchasing native plants on our Directory of Native Plant Nurseries & Landscapers, & our list of Native Plant Sales!

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