Event: The Ripple Effect: Caring for our Ravines


The Ripple Effect: Caring for our Ravines

Highland Park —-  Highland Park Historical Society will host their annual meeting on Tuesday May 17th at 7:00 PM ‘The Ripple Effect: Caring for our Ravines,’ presented by Rebecca Grill.

The north shore ravines are a defining feature of Highland Park.  How did they come to be that way?   Rebecca Grill, Natural Areas Manager for the Park District of Highland Park will explore the natural history of the ravines, human connections and look ahead to their future health.

Rebecca Grill has been with the Park District since 2003.  the DIstrict’s Natural Areas staff and volunteers are responsible for nearly 30 park areas containing designated natural areas.  Highland Park is home to 10 distinct ecosystem communities including four lakefront parks.   The work of the natural areas program is to return ecological health and function to  these lands on behalf of the residents of Highland Park.

‘The Ripple Effect: Caring for our Ravines,’  will be presented at the Highland Park Police Station, 1677 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or is free and open to the public.

Help shape a healthy future for our ravines! Attend Revitalizing Our Ravines: Community Workshop 2016 on Wednesday, June 1, 12:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Hear from experts how you can help protect and restore ravines

– Brainstorm how to create a healthy future for ravines in your community

– See examples of homeowner ravine landscaping and restoration

– Meet local landscape and ravine restoration service providers

– Enjoy complimentary snacks, refreshments and evening cocktail hour

Learn more and register at Registration closes May 22

Revitalizing Our Ravines is hosted by Alliance for the Great Lakes, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Openlands and The Field Museum.

Highland Park Historical Society’s archives have moved to the Highland Park Public Library at 494 Laurel Avenue. Archivist Nancy Webster will be available Tuesday-Friday from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm and Sunday from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. It is best to call in advance for an appointment.