top of page

May Post-Meeting Newsletter

Read up on heritage tree surveys, park 559, the friends of the park grant, and more!


Hello EEC friends, community members, and environmental stewards! Check out some resources on green buildings and infrastructure along Lake Shore Drive and submit your ideas to Chicago for the People! In our last meeting, we expanded on our new blog post! In which, you can find a guide on how to survey Edgewater heritage trees! Then, we discussed Park 559, the plans for the area with the upcoming changes, and the importance of planting native species in the park. Similarly, with the approval of our Seed Grant Application, we discussed the timeline and what the grant entails, and the need for another intern to join the team (more information below)! Also, we talked about the 48th Ward Alderperson transition and what role EEC will play and any future plans that we have! 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 June 8th.

Passcode for Recording: {y!$u51gW}


Meeting Highlights

  • We were approved for the Friends of The Park Seed Grant!

  • The new seed library is up and running at the Edgewater Library and is accepting seeds!

  • Add thoughts, ideas, or comments for Leni (New 48th Ward Alderperson) and staff in this doc or by sending an email to


Heritage Tree Survey

With mounting threats to Chicago's tree canopy, EHS (Edgewater Historical Society) & EGA (Edgewater Glen Association) have partnered to launch the 1st block club guided tree survey campaign to protect and celebrate our community’s vulnerable and invaluable parkway "heritage" trees! EGA initiated a tree study with the purpose that other area block clubs will conduct their own survey and spread the word to others! EHS will support all community drives to map Edgewater's trees! To learn more see our blog post here.


Our Upcoming Events

EEC Save the Dates, View Info + RSVP


Community Connections


Berger Park Volunteer Days Kick-off Sat. June 3- from 9am -12 Noon WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK- just stop by and say HI !!!! Please sign-up for even for 60- 90 minutes and ask a neighbor or friend to come over too. This is the annual Chicago Parks City-Wide Kick-off to Summer Fun at our Park and Volunteerism! Our beloved Berger Park Advisory Council will have several tables at the park and need leaders like you to welcome neighbors to the park and get them engaged in conversation and sign-up to be involved this year at Berger Park. Plan to Wear something colorful- Blue or Green Shirt- or your wonderful Berger Park T-shirt from a few years ago! Volunteer Recruitment Activities and Events at Berger Park:

  • Distribute our new BPAC brochure

  • PROMOTE volunteers for our EPIC PARK 559 and all the parks on Sheridan Road

  • Invite audiences to come to the Summer Front Porch Concerts

  • Sign-up helpers for our Ice Cream Social and Martini's That Matter Aug. Event

  • Announce and Promote our Berger Park Arts Partners to the Community!

  • DISCOVER Talent for our "Edgewater's Got Talent" events

  • HELP Serve Refreshments and water

  • LISTEN to our Neighbors and what they want and need for our park!

  • And so much more!

To sign-up and engage: Email me or text me Ray Wohl (773)414-9900 or Cheri, Toni or Julie. Sign-up at the Berger Park Council Sign-up sheet in the lobby of the south mansion.


In Case You Missed It

In our last monthly meeting, we discussed Bell Bowl Prairie updates, community clean up information, Bickerdike Development Sustainability Overview, and more. Be sure to check out our blog post on How to Carry Out Your Own Heritage Tree Survey!


Related Posts

See All


bottom of page