Friends of the Green Bay Trail


About Friends of the Green Bay Trail

Each year, FBGT collects and cleans many thousands of native seeds. More than 15,000 plants have been grown from these seeds in greenhouse space donated by the Glencoe Park District, Hlavacek’s Florist & Greenhouse and other partners, and have been planted on the trail. Additionally, the FGBT have planted over 150 native trees and shrubs.

Volunteers spend hundreds of hours weeding and watering newly planted areas to enable the young native plants to become established.  Specific Plants are selected to create a habitat for butterflies and native birds.

Volunteers are our lifeblood. They come as far away as Milwaukee and Lake Zurich, as well as neighboring communities. More than 200 individuals have contributed time to restore this valuable community asset.

The trail has been certified as an Illinois Butterfly Monitoring site as as a Monarch Waystation.

Current Opportunities at Friends of the Green Bay Trail

Help weed, water and plant seedlings and shrubs

Volunteers are needed in summer to  weed and water newly planted areas to enable the young native plants to become established.  Other opportunities include collecting seeds and  planting seedlings and shrubs.  Volunteers are also needed to raise funds to support Friends of the Green Bay Trail.

Fundraising Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help raise funds to support the work of  Friends of the Green Bay Trail.

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