It is the simplest first step.Read more
Renovations are underway or in planning at many Evanston parks.Read more
Which plants do the most for biodiversity?Read more
Replace turfgrass with natives, or mow less often.Read more
Make our yards nontoxic for kids and pets at the same time we save on costs, carbon and chemicals.Read more
Solutions are EASY. Use light IF, WHEN, and WHERE you need it, and keep it amber-orange-red and minimized. Brighter isn’t safer.Read more
Give birds and bats safe passage through Evanston, a stopover point for about 280 bird species, and millions of birds.Read more
From Turf to Diverse: Cardboard Lasagna method. How do I transition from a lawn to a pollinator garden?Read more
What is an invasive and what to do about them.Read more
We encourage six steps for our families, community, the planet, and birds and pollinators too. In fact, we build our whole program around these steps (and a few more).Read more
It's lost tree canopy due to redlining, smaller lots and narrower parkways, compared to other wards. Learn how we're working to grow its native tree canopy.Read more
Natural Habitat is offering Buffalo Grass as an alternative to turf grass. While supplies last. Ask Natural Habitat for some now to sow seeds in April or May.Read more
How hot is an unshaded playground or sports field? Very. We help cool our schoolyards with free native trees.Read more
We spread the word, and swap native plants that improve habitat for this endangered bug.Read more
We encourage our members to volunteer for workdays in natural areas. We also advocate for and donate native plants to our community natural areas.Read more
Park the lawn equipment through May, and save on fumes, noise, carbon and costs. Learn more about how we're supporting this pilot effort.Read more
A remnant oak forest on high quality wetlands in Evanston in danger of being paved ...for a driveway! We're staying vigilant and rallying timely opposition.Read more
Donating to Climate Action Evanston and earmarking your donation for Natural Habitat Evanston. You can further earmark your donation to one of our initiatives.
Join our Pollinator Pledge and let the city and landscapers know we care about sustainable yards. Take an optional yard sign to spread the word.
$25/bag to local residents (pickup; no shipping). We also have some $5 seed packets of bottlebrush and little bluestem grass. While supplies last. Emails should include your phone number and which species you are requesting. Pay by check payable to Citizens’ Greener Evanston at pickup.
Help at outdoor workdays
Northwestern students Petition for Bird-Friendly Films at Mudd Library. Mudd Library accounts for over 14% of bird deaths and injuries on campus each year. Applying patterned window film to a portion of the building would dramatically reduce collisions that are fatal to birds.
Get updates and share your thoughts on our FB Group. You can also check out our FB page here https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHabitatEvanston
Just want to spread the word on certain steps? Mow Less-Leave Leaves (2-sided yard sign) or Leafblowers sign
Get news the next time there is a threat to Isabella Woods. (Only sent when there is news.)
Provide Food, Water, Shelter, Places to Raise Young and Sustainable Steps for wildlife. It helps Evanston maintain its NWF Community-wide Wildlife Habitat certification.