A Message from The Mayor:

Sign Up for the Riverwoods Nature Walk!

The last few months have been hard for all of us.  It’s time to get outside and take advantage of some of what our village has to offer.

On August 8 at 10:00 a.m., the Village of Riverwoods will join with naturalists from the Brushwood Center to conduct a nature walk on the streets of Riverwoods.  The exact route is still to be determined but should begin and end at the Village Hall.  Steve Zimmerman, the Village ecologist, will join us on our walk.

During the walk, we will identify plants and trees in a healthy woodland, invasive plants that should be removed, and other plants commonly growing in and around our yards. Bring your smartphones to make this an interactive experience.  Information will be provided about ways you can improve the health of the woodland on your property and about Village programs that are available to assist you in doing so.

Registration will be open to 15 people (children 12 and under are welcome if supervised by adults).  This will allow participants to hear our guides while still providing enough space for safe social distancing. We may have additional groups, if there is sufficient interest.

Here is the link to register for the August 8th Nature Walk: https://brushwoodcenter.salsalabs.org/RiverwoodsNatureWalk?page=register

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about our woodland, and have some fun.


The full Restore Illinois Plan can be found here:

For information on the use of cloth face coverings, click here.

Other changes include:

Health Care Centers can conduct elective surgeries and procedures in compliance with the guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries, and animal groomers may re-open as essential businesses, provided they maintain social distancing requirements and require employees and customers to wear face coverings.

Retail stores designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill phone and online orders for curbside pick-up and delivery.
State parks will begin a phased re-opening.
Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be allowed.
Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines.

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you have something requiring immediate attention, please call 847-945-1820.


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