Openlands in the News

  1. “Openlands Native Plant Sale,” Daily Herald, September 3, 2019.
  2. Sun-Times Editorial Board, “3,500 miles from Amazon fires, Chicago is feeling the heat,” Chicago Sun-Times, August 28, 2019.
  3. Alex Ruppenthal, “How the Weakened Endangered Species Act Could Impact Illinois,” WTTW, August 14, 2019.
  4. Sun-Times Editorial Board, ” Illinois farmland is the envy of the world — we had better protect it,” Chicago Sun-Times, August 8, 2019.
  5. “Four Kane Nature Projects Awarded Environmental Grants From ComEd, Openlands,” Kane County Connects, August 8, 2019.
  6. “Lake Barrington receives grant to improve open lands,” Daily Herald, July 8, 2019.
  7. “#NowApproaching Openlands Lakeshore Preserve,” Metra, August 8, 2019.
  8. “Lake Barrington receives grant to plant hedges,” Lake County Journal, August 2, 2019.
  9. Nic F. Anderson, “Park Ridge’s Park District Receives Environmental Grant,”Park Ridge Journal & Topics, August 2, 2019.
  10. “Lake Barrington Receives Grant to Improve Open Lands,” Barrington Patch, July 31, 2019.
  11. Steve Schering, “River Forest receives $5,000 grant for Green Block Parties program,” River Forest Leaves, July 30, 2019.
  12. “Grant to help Lake Barrington replace invasive trees near village hall,” Daily Herald, July 30, 2019.
  13. Nora Tepper, “Pollinators get $5K from ComEd,” Wednesday Journal of Oak Park, July 30, 2019.
  14. Mike Stephans, “OTL #667: 1919 Chicago Race Riots, Strategic conservation, WVMO-LP serves Monona, WI,” WGN Radio, July 29, 2019.
  15. Hannah Ott, “St. Charles Park District Awarded Environmental Grant For Otter Creek Bend Wetland Restoration Project,” Kane Neighbors Media, July 29, 2019.
  16. “St. Charles Park District receives grant to restore Otter Creek,” Kane County Chronicle, July 26, 2019.
  17. Susan Stephens, “New Illinois Law Will Help Nature Preserves Recover From Illegal Logging,” WNIJ, July 25, 2019.
  18. “26 Northern Illinois Communities Awarded Environmental Grants,” McHenry County Newspapers, July 25, 2019.
  19. Stephanie Colburn, “Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Review – Not Just for the Birds,” Splash Magazine, July 24, 2019.
  20. “ComEd, Openlands Award Grants To 26 Communities,” Algonquin Patch, July 24, 2019.
  21. Nick Landi, “New Illinois law aims to fight wrongful tree cutting,” WREX, July 24, 2019.
  22. “Romeoville Green Award,” The Times-Weekly, July 24, 2019.
  23. Steve Lord, “City of Aurora, area park districts get open space grants,” Aurora Beacon-News, July 24, 2019.
  24. “Romeoville Awarded Environmental Grant from ComEd, Openlands,” Romeoville Patch, July 24, 2019.
  25. Phil Rockrohr, “New grant helps support project to create arboretum at Kuechmann Park in Lake Zurich,” Lake Zurich Courier, July 24, 2019.
  26. “Machesney Park receives grant for projects along Rock River,” WFIR, July 23, 2019.
  27. Symantha Kehr, “Algonquin and Harvard receive environmental grants,” Northwest Herald, July 22, 2019.
  28. Kelsey Rettke, “Genoa receives grant to improve Citizens Park,” Kankakee Daily-Chronicle, July 19, 2019.
  29. Jennifer Johnson, “Park Ridge Park District receives grant for ‘pollinator garden’; will attract butterflies, bees, birds,” Park Ridge Herald Advocate, July 18, 2019.
  30. Johnny K, “Machesney Park Receives Grant for Riverfront Improvements,” Q98.5, July 18, 2019.
  31. “Lena One of 26 Northern Illinois Communities Awarded Environmental Grants,” Freeport News Network, July 18, 2019.
  32. Alex Ortiz, “Romeoville, Bolingbrook, earn grants for nature projects,” Joliet Herald-News, July 18, 2019.
  33. Evan Leake, “Machesney Park receives grant to improve river front properties,” WREX NBC DeKalb, July 18, 2019.
  34. Nicholas Nhede, “ComEd provides $1.2 million to open-space projects,” Smart Energy International, July 18, 2019.
  35. Sabina Shaikh, “It’s a challenge, but Chicago has opportunities to add parkland,” Crain’s Chicago, July 15, 2019.
  36. Mike Nowak, “Get Outside Already! Yeah, You!,” WCGO Radio, July 14, 2019.
  37. “Wyjdź z domu – 350 miejsc do zobaczenia w Chicago,” Infolinia Monitor Chicago, July 8, 2019.
  38. Frank Vaisvilus, “New online map unites info from area agencies for comprehensive outdoor recreation resource,” Daily Southtown, July 3, 2019.
  39. Charlie Wojciechowski, “Tech Trends: Connecting With Nature in Chicago,” NBC Chicago, July 3, 2019.
  40. Carol Rice, “Openlands Launches “Get Outside” Map,” Chicago Living Corridors, July 2, 2019.
  41. Alex Ruppenthal, “New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago,” WTTW, July 1, 2019.
  42. Alex Ruppenthal, “Try These 10 Summer Outdoor Adventures Without Leaving Illinois,” WTTW, June 28, 2019.
  43. “New interactive map invites people to explore nature in Chicago area,” Joliet Times-Weekly, June 25, 2019.
  44. Frank Abderholden, “Hawk returned to wild months after car grille encounter,” Lake County News-Sun, June 24, 2019.
  45. Jill Riddell, “Episode 16: It’s Not All Going the Wrong Way,” Shape of the World Podcast, June 22, 2019.
  46. Monica Eng, “Chicago Loses Old Growth Trees,” WBEZ Worldview, June 18, 2019
  47. Mary Wisniewski “‘Transportation desert’: It’s tough to be without a car on the Far South and Southeast sides. Residents are looking for answers.,” Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2019.
  48. Frank Avila, “Space to Grow: Transforming Chicago Schoolyards into Vibrant Outdoor Places,” CAN-TV, June 13, 2019.
  49. “Dear Earth,” The Visualist, June 2019.
  50. Brandon Hayes, “Conservation conversations: Jerry Adelmann,” Saving Land Magazine, Summer 2019.
  51. Robert Schwartz, “Making Powerful Allies for Land Conservation,” Saving Land Magazine, Summer 2019.
  52. Frank Vaisvilas, “The ash trees are gone and maples are in decline, Homewood boosts its canopy with new oaks, beech trees,” Chicago Tribune, June 7, 2019.
  53. Justin Kerr, “Birders Flock to McKinley Park,” McKinley Park News, June 6, 2019.
  54. Carol Marin, “As Summer Approaches, Some State Parks Remain Shuttered,” NBC Chicago, May 29, 2019.
  55. LeeAnn Trotter, “Target, Arbor Day Foundation Join Tree Planting in Washington Park,” NBC Chicago, May 22, 2019.
  56. Rochelle Davis and Sarah Weisz, “Connecting Health and Education So Children Can Learn and Thrive,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2019.
  57. Samantha Harrington, “Chicago groups turn concrete schoolyards into green spaces,” Yale Climate Connections, May 13, 2019.
  58. Mary McIntyre, “Winthrop Harbor hopes TIF district will promote connections to the ‘natural beauty of the lake’,” Lake County News-Sun, May 12, 2019.
  59. Frank Abderholden, “Time to consider buying native plants for your yard,” Lake County News-Sun, May 12, 2019.
  60. Erica Zazo, “Trails by transit: Let trains, buses and the ‘L’ get you to these 4 nearby escapes into nature — including a national park,” Chicago Tribune, May 9, 2019.
  61. “Volunteers aid BAPA, Openlands with tree plantings,” Beverly Review, May 6, 2019.
  62. “Activists push for opening Lake Calumet to recreational use,” AP, May 6, 2019.
  63. Marina Schauffler, “A Growing Force,” Saving Land magazine, Spring 2019.
  64. Ted Slowik, “Citizens want to open Lake Calumet to public access for recreation,” Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2019.
  65. Karen Berkowitz, “Arlyn School students fittingly cap off their Green Festival with a lakefront cleanup in Highland Park,” Highland Park News, April 29, 2019.
  66. Monica DeSantis, “First New Bison Calf Of The Season Spotted At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie,” 1340 WJOL, April 29, 2019.
  67. Seth Putnam, “Cook County’s Best Kept Secret,”, April 26, 2019.
  68. Alex Ruppenthal, “Proposed Bills Would Restrict Illinois’ Authority to Protect Endangered Species,” WTTW Chicago, April 16, 2019.
  69. Jerry Adelmann, “A Hike in Transfer Taxes Should Support Both Affordable Housing and Public Parks,” Crain’s Chicago Business, April 12, 2019.
  70. Marcia Froelke Coburn, “People Are Losing Their Minds Over a Children’s Camp in North Park Woods,” Chicago Magazine, April 11, 2019.
  71. Jonathan Ballew, “75-Year-Old Trees In Andersonville Could Come Down As City Replaces Water Lines — And Neighbors Aren’t Happy,” Block Club Chicago, April 5, 2019.
  72. “Openlands announces native tree, plant sale,” Lake County Journal, April 4, 2019.
  73. “Volunteers sought for Birds in my Neighborhood,” Lake County Journal, April 4, 2019.
  74. “Openlands Native tree and plant sale opens,” Daily Herald, April 2, 2019.
  75. Jaime Zaplatosch, “Green Schoolyards: Benefits, Models, and Tips for Successful Outcomes,” Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, March 2019.
  76. Maureen O’Donnell, “‘Mister Tree’ Jim DeHorn dies at 84; worked to protect, plant city trees,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 29, 2019. 
  77. “James Frederick ‘Jim’ DeHorn,” Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2019.
  78. Sheryl DeVore, “A Birdwatcher’s Paradise,” Chicago Magazine, March 13, 2019.
  79. Frank Vaisvilas, “Openlands recruiting, training tree stewards to help increase Southland’s urban canopy,” Daily Southtown, March 12, 2019.
  80. Maja Ramirez, “Be creative for Obama center,” Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2019.
  81. Sam Joyce, “Touring Jackson Park’s Future,” South Side Weekly, March 3, 2019
  82. Bill Daniels, “Tiger, Rolfing’s Chicago Course Project Far From Fruition,” SwingU, February 10, 2019.
  83. John Yonan, “As we build a road, we will protect the forest preserves,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 6, 2019.
  84. Sun-Times Editorial Board, “Protect iconic forest preserve from concrete overkill,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 3, 2019.
  85. Jerry Adelmann, “As U.S. EPA leaders sell out environment, Illinois must step up,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 2, 2019
  86. Frank Vaisvilas, “Increased flooding, hotter summers in Southland a consequence of climate change: federal report,” Daily Southtown, December 27, 2019.
  87. “Keep your word on Lincoln Yards, Ald. Hopkins,” Chicago Sun-Times, January 20, 2019.
  88. Sun Times Editorial Board, “Time for Chicago to bring back the Department of the Environment,” Chicago Sun-Times, January 16, 2019.
  89. Erin Ivory, “Birds in My Neighborhood lets kids swap phones for binoculars,” WGN-TV, January 11, 2019.

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