Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ride to Restore on 10/4

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail and Friends of the Forest Preserves (FOTFP) are having a ride, tour and workday on Saturday 10/4.  Join us for a ride along the trail from Dan Ryan Woods to Whistler Woods.

FOTFP will offer a tour and snacks at Whistler. It's a beautiful site with prairie, wetland and savanna ecosystems. Shoes you can walk in are recommended for the tour. The estimated return time below includes time for the tour.

If you'd like to be part of a stewardship workday at Whistler, part of the group will stay a bit longer. We'll help with invasive species removal, trash pickup and burning of brush piles and get a more in-depth look at the site.  Hiking boots or work boots are recommended for this. Gloves and tools will be provided.  Return time to Dan Ryan Woods would be slightly later for this option.
Total distance is about 12 miles, easy pace.  Start location is 83rd St. trailhead - enter from parking lot on NORTH side of 83rd St. between Western and Damen.
Please be at the start location by 9:00 a.m. We'd like to get rolling no later than 9:15.

Friday, September 26, 2014

demonstration for unity and racial harmony tonight

I'm sharing a news item from BAPA:

Community residents are invited to demonstrate for unity and racial harmony at a rally Fri., Sept. 26, 6 p.m., at 110th Street and Hermosa Avenue. Organized by area clergy, 22nd District Police, BAPA, the 19th Ward office, and concerned citizens, the rally is being held in response to recent incidents of racial and derogatory graffiti painted on the property of neighborhood residents.

Contact: Alice Collins 773-233-3100. Read more:  http://www.beverlyreview.net/news/featured_news/article_78b9a610-433e-11e4-967a-0017a43b2370.html

non sequitur Friday

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dan Ryan Woods workday on 9/13

Join Friends of the Forest Preserve at Dan Ryan Woods this Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 am-noon  for their monthly volunteer workday.  Tools, gloves, and training provided. Wearing  boots or sneakers is recommended, as conditions may be muddy.  

Meet at the Dan Ryan Woods East parking lot (2 blocks west of Damen on the north side of 87th Street).  Please contact Benjamin Cox at 773-398-1178 or benjamin@fotfp.org for more information.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

leaf blowers - reasons why their use is not good for our health

Leaf blowers are a plague on our neighborhood. This article is a well written argument against them. If you use a landscape service or have a leaf blower yourself, please give this a read and consider whether using really makes sense for the big picture - the health of you and your family, your community and the environment overall.

Friday, August 29, 2014

non sequitur Friday

In honor of this weekend's Jazz Fest, we'll feature a few of the artists who are performing there.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Four Star Bike & Chow comes to Beverly and Morgan Park

This year's Four Star Bike and Chow ride happens on Sunday 9/7 and it's coming to Beverly and Morgan Park.  There are 4 routes to choose from, ranging from 12 to 62 miles.  The 2 longer routes will visit our neighborhood.  Not familiar with the concept?  It's a neighborhood tour highlighting parks and a selection of local foods.  Each rest stop along the way features a different food.  Challenge yourself and have some fun.  Registration is open until the start of the event.