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The Ecology Center strives to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and knowledge of the natural environment and our interdependence with it through educational programs and services.
The Evanston Ecology Center is a City of Evanston facility. The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) helps supports the Evanston Ecology Center, the Center's educational programs, and the Ladd Arboretum. Learn more by clicking here>>>.
Some mid- and late-summer camp sessions still have openings! Please call the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256 to see what's still available.
Evanston Green Ball May 31
The Chicago-based "orchestral folk" group Jonas Friddle and the Majority will headline the 2nd Annual 2013 Evanston Green Ball, which will be held from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31. The Green Ball, a brainchild of the EEA and the City of Evanston, benefits the Evanston Ecology Center. It will take place at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Tickets, priced at $65, may be purchased here. Tickets include food, soft drinks, beer and entertainment.
Leaf Blower Regulations
Click here>>> for the Leaf Blower Regulation brochure (English and Spanish)
Access to Fishing
In 2013, this free program for youth age 5-15 will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday at Lovelace Park from May through September. Equipment, bait and fishing expertise is provided free of charge!
The Seventh Annual Evanston Green Living Festival will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Evanston Ecology Center. It will be presented by: Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston. Click here for details.
Classes are offered year-'round for children, adults, families, schools, and organized groups such as scouts. To learn more about this season's classes, click here.
Ecology Center staff oversee
- four community gardens
- several very popular summer camp programs
- canoeing on the North Shore Channel
- programming at Lighthouse Park
- access to fishing (sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources)
- natural history programs
Ladd Arboretum Master Plan
This project includes development of a facility management and long range master plan for the Ladd Arboretum by professional design consultants.
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