Beverly Shores

Black Friday seed sowing, thankful for our volunteers to spend their time to reach conservation efforts

Black Friday Seed Sowing

Black Friday Seed Sowing Give the gift of a Green Earth this Black Friday! Skip the crowds, reconnect with nature, and make a difference by sowing native wildflower seeds at the Great Marsh as we continue re-greening and restoring the wetlands in this unique and beautiful habitat. Come out between 1pm-3pm to assist our Stewardship …

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Autumn Olive, Buckthorn and Privet, Oh My!

By Audra Ebling Once you see them, you can’t un-see them. Invasive plant species, that is. They are everywhere. My first personal experience with invasive species occurred when we bought a house on the north side of Chicago in the mid 90s that had a morning glory-type vine crawling its way up the garage. Charming, …

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Seed Collecting at the Great Marsh

The Great Marsh is a unique wetland habitat that helps to slow and purify water before it enters Lake Michigan, assisted in part by the specialized plants of the marsh. As part of our continuing restoration efforts, we need your help to collect the seeds of various wetland plants.