The Friends of Lovelace Park have two projects in progress this summer!
The Meadow Project
I have a special request in the hope that you can assist in keeping the Meadow. Do you enjoy looking at it? Have you been there in the evening and noted the additional fire flies and even some birds that seem to like the tall grasses, too?
Leslie Shad from the Natural Habitat Evanston group is suggesting that if you like the look of the Meadow, and I hope you do, to text or call 311 and tell the City how much you like the unmowed Meadow, and might it be possible to keep more areas in Evanston unmowed that are not used for soccer or other athletic activities.
Below is a note with more details and where to text or call to.
Thank you and watch for an announcement – we need to come up with a name for the Meadow…
The Pollinator Garden Project
Twelve dedicated volunteers spent more than two hours on Saturday, June 6, preparing and planting the Pollinator Garden. Thank you, volunteers!!
Many thanks also to the Highland Park Garden Club that donated a flat of 38 plants, and to Leslie Shad from Natural Habitat Evanston who arranged for us to be the recipient.
Work has continued on the garden this summer, with volunteers putting in additional plants donated by the city and others, plus further mulching and regular watering and weeding. We even made the news!
Our garden also has a special visitor- we are thrilled to welcome this Painted Turtle to the new, more welcoming area of the park:
Share your photos with the Lovelace Park community! Our fabulous park with its open spaces and natural beauty provides so many opportunities for the photographer in all of us. If you take a pic while you’re there, we’d love to see it. Email pics to LovelacePark at outlook dot com and we’ll display them in our Photo Gallery.
Our Mission Statement
We are a group of neighbors living near and enjoying this wonderful recreational resource. We are committed to enhancing the park and assisting the City’s Maintenance Crew by volunteering for the following tasks:
- Mulching the trees correctly. Click here for a diagram.
- Working with City Crew when planting new trees to select the proper spots (not in the sledding area).
- Establishing a pollinator garden to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
- Collaborating with other organizations in collecting litter and debris.
- Offering our services when needed or requested by City Crews.