Lombard Park District Commissioners Recognized for Their Collaboration with the Garden Club
At the Tuesday, July 24 Lombard Park District Public Comment Period, the Lombard Garden Club's Conservation and Environmental Chairman, Lonnie Morris, presented each commissioner with a copy of Doug Tallamy's book titled, "Bringing Nature Home." These books were a a gesture of appreciation highlighting the excellent relationship between the Garden Club and Park District.
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The Park District and Garden Club have worked together in the restoration of wetland and prairie at Terrace View Park as well as sharing a committment to native landscaping. An area at Sunset Knoll was recently planted with native plants, has a council ring feature and an interpretative sign about native trees.
Dr. Doug Tallamy, the author of the books tthat were presented at the meeting, is a leading spokesperson for gardening with native plants. "Bringing Home Nature," has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being. He is scheduled to appear in Bollingbrook, Illinois on October 20. It is a free event, including continental breakfast and sponsored by Wild Ones DuPage Chapter, Sierra Club, Conservation Foundation, DuPage Forest Preserve, Will County Forest Preserve and Illinois Native Plant Society. Call 630-627-3982 for information.
"We look forward to working with the Lombard Garden Club on our next shared event, Prairie Day on Sunday, September 16, I believe the hours are 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 PM.
The location is Terrace View Park and the prairie should be blooming with fall color," said Jill Hastings, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Lombard Park District.
Photo Caption: Left to right are Conservation and Environment committee member Karen Brittain, Conservation and Environment Chairman, Lonnie Morris, Executive Director of the Lombard Park District, Paul Fredericks, President of the Lombard Park District, Jan Mills, and Conservation and Environment committee member, Roberta Pawlak. The book, Bringing Nature Home was presented to each of the Park District Commissioners in appreciation for the positive working relationship the two organizations share.