League of Women Voters® of Evanston
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 1030 • Evanston, IL 60201


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Serving the people of Evanston & Skokie, Illinois, since 1922.

Natural Landscaping
Natural Habitat Evanston works with the City of Evanston, community leaders, schools, faith groups, nonprofits and others to create, restore, and conserve Natural Habitats for Birds, Bees and Butterflies!

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, with thanks from chicagowilderness.org, has compiled a list of Native Plants and Stormwater Trees for natural gardens.

List of plants and photos,
Natives for Shade or Sun, was prepared by the League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region with funding from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, U.S. Department of Commerce.

This PDF includes various resources on Natural Landscaping at Home as well as Attributes of Restored Ecosystems.



  Climate Action Focus Priorities

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  on Local Climate Action.

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  Water and the Great Lakes.

Climate Action–

​Focus on Trees and Plants

LWVE backs state and national League of Women Voters climate action priorities.

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Watch a recorded presentation of Butterflies and Bees on YouTube. One of the CARP goals is to “prioritize efforts to promote native landscaping and restoring and conserving habitat.” This program, which was jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Evanston and Natural Habitat Evanston, gives you ideas to establish small pollinator gardens where you live. Leslie Shad, Co-chair of Natural Habitat Evanston was the primary presenter.  View this slide show to learn about the plants that serve as host plants and nectar plants for pollinators. Questions about this program? Email Leslie Shad.​