Forest Preserves of Cook County – May 2016

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Forest Preserves of Cook County

May 17, 2016

Strategic Wealth Partners (SWP) volunteered with the Forest Preserves of Cook County at Skokie Lagoons in Winnetka. Members of the SWP team helped to remove garlic mustard and buckthorn – two invasive species that are attacking our natural areas. Garlic mustard and buckthorn were introduced from other parts of the world and can spread aggressively here because they outcompete native plants for resources. By teaming up to remove the species and spread native seeds, we help the area recover.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, in partnership with WYCC PBS Chicago and Juneteenth Productions, has produced “Chicago’s Truest Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County.” The documentary explores the flora and fauna of the urban preserves and the diversity of native plants that struggle to flourish against invasive species. If you are interested in watching the documentary, it plays on Channel 20 on the following dates: May 21, 22; June 6, 11, 22; July 11, 16, 26.

Learn more about The Forest Preserves of Cook County and how you can get involved.

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