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Glen Ellyn

Native Plant Sustainable Yard Tour is June 22

Take a stroll through neighborhood gardens on the Native Plant Sustainable Yard Tour from 9 a.m. to noon June 22 beginning at Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Ave., Glen Ellyn.

The yard tour showcases homes with sustainable native gardens that conserve water and provide beautiful, low-maintenance habitats for native wildlife. Tours of these native plant and rain gardens throughout Glen Ellyn will start at the Maryknoll Park Clubhouse with a brief presentation about their benefits, and how to create a sustainable garden.

Information will be available on how to earn a certification for Conservation@Home, the Conservation Foundation’s program encouraging homeowners to use earth-friendly landscaping on their properties to control stormwater and create beautiful havens attracting birds, butterflies, and other native wildlife that is important to the local environment.

Those attending the walk will be given a map for a self-guided tour of local residences displaying these rain and native plant gardens to be viewed at their leisure the rest of the morning.

Cost for the tour is $10 a person, and registration is online through June 21 at Eventbrite. For information, call 630-428-4500, ext. 121, or email jroehll@theconservationfoundation.org.

The yard tours are part of the Conservation in Our Community program in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Park District, village of Glen Ellyn and the Conservation Foundation.

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