Read up on the Edgewater Metra Station, Friends of The Park Seed Grant, Resiliency workshops, and more!
Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards! The Wild Edible Picnic and Plant Walk is back again and we hope to see you there! In our last meeting, we heard more on the Edgewater Metra Station and Good city group on goals for getting more people outside walking and biking through fully accessible green roads and how EEC can help in areas like Edgewater. Then we heard a Friends of the Park Seed Grant update about plans for a website and presentation that would take place later in the summer. Also, we discussed summer projects like resiliency workshops and started thinking about/discussing more ideas for the summer! Thank you to everyone that came and we look forward to seeing you soon! Our monthly meetings take place at 6:30 PM every second Thursday of the month, they are all posted on Upcoming Events. Our next meeting will take place on July 13th. Conference Info: Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7639616511 Meeting ID: 763 961 6511 +13126266799,,7639616511#
To hear more about the Good City Group and ways to incorporate more pollinators, bikers, and pedestrians into roads, join the community here!
We have another intern, Katelyn, joining us for the Friends of The Park Seed Grant!
If you haven't yet, fill out the Heritage Tree Survey!
Wild Edible Picnic and Plant Walk
When: 6/29/22, 6-8pm Where: Vedgewater Garden Come to enjoy wild foods and learn about urban foraging, including how to eat the weeds that grow in your garden! This class will focus on responsible foraging practices and strategies for getting started right in our neighborhood, taught by wild foods educator Natalie Evans. The class is free to attend, hosted by Edgewater Environmental Coalition and Vedgewater Garden. We will begin enjoying the wild food picnic at 6, with the walk starting around 6:30. We will stay in the garden area and walk around on surfaces that are somewhat uneven. We will wrap up the walk around 7:30 with lots of time to linger, ask questions and get to know your neighbors! The event will be entirely outdoors, masks not required.
Our Upcoming Events
EEC Save the Dates, View Info + RSVP
2023 EEC Monthly Meetings Remaining: 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9
Hollywood Beach Stewardship: Sundays, 10:30am-12:30pm: June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29
Vedgewater Work Days: 15th of the month every month through November
Vedgewater Garden Commons Volunteer Orientation: 6/15, 7/15, 8/15, 9/15 at 6pm
Summer Solstice Gathering: 6/21, 5:30-8pm
Wild Edible Picnic and Plant Walk: 6/29, 6-8pm
The Edgewater Library Seed Library needs seeds! Please share and donate your excess.
2023 Montrose Dunes Stewardship, Saturdays 9-12p: June 25 (Sun), July 22, August 19, September 30, October 21
West Andersonville Gardens working days April - October, from 9 - 12PM
Edgewater Mutual Aid Food Distribution: Saturdays 12-1:30pm at Edgewater Presbyterian Church (1020 W Bryn Mawr)
Good City Group walk: Sunday July 23rd from 11am-1pm starting at the metra station (peterson and ridge). No RSVP required
Great Lakes /Lake Michigan- Chicago Shore Line ProJet- Edgewater
The increasing impacts of Climate Change on Lake Michigan, and the effects of flooding on communities living by the lake demands strong actions and community engagement. Community members, buildings, and utilities are the most vulnerable to these effects. EEC is interested in launching this Survey to engage communities living in the Edgewater neighborhood to share their views regarding different approaches for better resilient communities against future flooding.
Please take a few minutes to read the Flyer and finish the Survey. Thank you
In Case You Missed It
In our last monthly meeting we discussed heritage tree surveys, park 559, the friends of the park grant, and more!