BBQ to benefit Green Bay Trail group
Native plant specialist Charlotte Adelman of Wilmette looks over plants in the Centennial Prairie Garden on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Centennial Park in Wilmette. She will be one of two featured spakers at a barbeque event to benefit the Friends of the Gr
IF YOU GO
Tickets are $75 and include cocktails, dinner, and presentations by Charlotte Adelman, author of The Midwestern Native Garden, and Robert Kirschner, director of restoration ecology at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Tickets must be purchased in advance with checks made payable to “Village of Glencoe.”
For more information, or to RSVP and purchase tickets, contact Nathan Parch at Village Hall at (847) 461-1118.
Updated: November 12, 2012 11:22AM
The Village of Glencoe Sustainability Working Group will host a barbeque benefit event from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Glencoe Golf Club, 621 Westley Road, to raise money and awareness for the volunteer organization Friends of the Green Bay Trail.
The Friends of the Green Bay Trail, led by Glencoe resident Betsy Leibson, is dedicated to the eradication of European buckthorn and other invasive species along a one-mile section of the Green Bay Trail between Harbor Street and the Scott Street overpass.
Money raised at the Buckthorn BBQ will be used to purchase additional native plantings for the Green Bay Trail.
In addition to cutting the buckthorn along the trail and treating the roots with herbicide, the group is working toward replanting the area with native grasses and wildflowers.
Buckthorn is a shrub first introduced in North America from Europe and Asia in the early 1800s. Its elliptical, toothed leaves and sharp spines create dense thickets that spread quickly, as its black fruits are dispersed by birds. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has recognized buckthorn as an invasive plant with the ability to thrive and spread aggressively, damaging the lands and waters that native plants and animals need to survive. ~.