May 4, 2022 Update from the Mayor
City Arbor Day Tree and Plant Sale Saturday May 7
Just a reminder that our annual Arbor Day celebration will be held this Saturday morning in the city hall parking lot. Like last year, we are also collecting food donations for a local food pantry.
At the Hills Baseball and Softball Opening Day Ceremony last Saturday, Madeline Purtill and Sadie Wheeler received their play dedication plaques for participating in the Hills Softball Program every year from T-Ball to 14-U. Congratulations girls and I wish all of the Hills Baseball and Sofball players, coaches and families a great 2022 season!
Become Part of a Homegrown National Park!
With spring planting season upon us we can both make our property beautiful and help our ecosystem. What we plant can have a great impact on the future of pollinators, insects, birds, wildlife and humans! Due to the rapid decline of many species that are essential to our ecosystem, it is important that we all participate in healing our environment in our own landscapes. How can we do this? Plant native!
This spring add a few native plants to your home or business landscape. The native plants with which our native species have co-evolved improve the health of our ecosystem and improve biodiversity. Many Illinois organizations are hosting spring native plant sales. Check this list to find one near you https://illinoisplants.org/native-plant-sales/. Sag Moraine will be hosting its native plant sale on June 4, 2022, at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. For more information visit https://sagmoraine.org/sag-moraine-spring-native-plant-sale-2022/.
Once you plant a few native plants, join the Homegrown National Park and GET ON THE MAP! Homegrown National Park is a grass roots call to action started by best- selling author and Professor of Entomology at the University of Delaware, Doug Tallamy. The goal is to inspire private landowners across the US to unite and add 20 million acres of native plants to our country. Whether you plant one plant or 100, you can be on the map! Whether you have 10 acres or 5 square feet, you can be on the map! To find out more about Homegrown National Park and to get on the map visit https://homegrownnationalpark.org/. Happy planting!
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Have a good rest of the week!