CLC Next Webinar will be February 23, 2023

February 23,2023 at 7:00 pm.

Designing Your Native Plant Garden

The next webinar for Chicago Living Corridors will be Thursday,…/design-native…

Our presenter will be Matt Hokanson.

There are many native plants that are well-behaved and beautiful in a garden setting. Matt will discuss elements of good garden design and share plant combinations for various settings: wet/sunny, dry/sunny, partial shade, spring sun/ summer shade, winter interest, etc. Learn about plants that will work in your yard and be ready to plant a great garden this spring!

Matt Hokanson is the owner of Woods to Wetlands (W2W), a landscaping design and installation company in the northwest suburbs. He also has extensive experience in natural area restoration and is a certified burn expert.

Register at:…/design-native……/design-native…

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Expanding habitat, engaging landowners, connecting preserves

The Chicago Living Corridor Alliance is a not-for-profit umbrella organization comprised of organizations 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 Homegrown 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.

Where to Purchase Plants. Find resources for purchasing native plants on our Directory of Native Plant Nurseries & Landscapers, & our list of Native Plant Sales!

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.

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