Author: Jeff Seleb

By: Janet Jaramilla and Mary Kay Kammer  [caption id="attachment_5160" align="alignleft" width="225"] Lily Pool Pavilion reflected in the pond and surrounded by fall trees.[/caption] Janet and I have been friends since our long-ago grade school days in the western suburbs. We didn’t know exactly what we were getting into...

By Jackie DeThorne Recently, I was asked two questions about volunteering and donating. "Why do you volunteer/donate and why do you support the Lincoln Park Conservancy specifically?" My initial thoughts were it’s good for the city and it’s good for me, but then I thought on...

[caption id="attachment_5385" align="alignleft" width="300"] North Pond view South[/caption] Lincoln Park is a free public resource but maintaining and caring for the Park comes at a significant cost. One way the Conservancy helps is by providing private support for public benefit. Two timely examples of our fundraising...

By Sierra Chmela Perhaps the most anticipated event of fall is the spectacular transformation of treetops from bright green to vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. This mesmerizing display of color is the result of fall’s shorter days. As trees receive less and less sunlight they stop...

20th Anniversary of the Lily Pool Restoration Celebration, part of Open House Chicago & the Conservancy’s Fall Into the Park events season.  In honor of both the 20th Anniversary of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Restoration and the virtual component of Open House Chicago, we are celebrating the Lily Pool throughout October....

By: Sierra Chmela Most Illinoisans are familiar with at least one or two varieties of milkweed. These showy plants are the only food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Consequently, our state insect will only breed near a supply of milkweed!  In July, we posted about the three...

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