8TH ANNUAL PARTNER RECOGNITION CELEBRATION, Day 2



December 11, 2021

12:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Join the Chicago Region Trees Initiative for a Two-Part Partner Recognition Celebration!

The CRI Partner Recognition Celebration is a chance to connect with partners in the region, get inspired by speaker to to keep up our collective efforts in the coming year, and recognize the efforts of individuals and organization with CRTI Urban Forestry Awards. This year, our annual Partner Recognition Celebration is focused on managing invasive woody species in the Chicago region. We hope to see you there! Registration is free but required for both events.


December 11, 12-3 p.m. "Invasion of the Nature Snatchers!" A Stewardship Festival
Drop in to our fun and interactive invasive species stewardship festival! Bring your family, staff, garden club, HOA, local green drinks chapter, and anyone else you can think of! We will have demonstrations on desirable plant replacements, strategies for invasives removal, inspiration on how to engage your constituents and neighbors, furniture made from buckthorn, and other fun demonstrations. Take a hike, roast some s’mores, and enjoy being outside!

Address: Pioneer Woods Picnic Grove, 10218 W. 107th, Willow Springs, IL, 60480


Registration is free but required for both events.
Register for December 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eradication Innovation Virtual Panel
Register for December 11, 12 to 3 p.m., Invasion of the Nature Snatchers!

CRTI recognizes public and private organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond this past year on behalf of our regional forest and the residents who live here. Nominate an organization, individual, or even your own organization or yourself (no need to be shy!). Nominations can be made year-round!

To donate prizes for the Stewardship Festival raffle, contact Melissa at mcustic@mortonarb.org.

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