The Village of Riverwoods is a unique community nestled along the east side of the Des Plaines River where various natural communities including forests, woodlands, savanna, marsh, and prairie can be found developing over heavy clay soils and shallow aquifers. The natural communities are an integral part of the Village’s identity, a source of many benefits for its residents, and an essential green infrastructure link between rivers and forest preserves that provide habitat for numerous migrating and nesting birds, native animals, plants, fish, and insects.

Natural communities are under stress from invasive plants, canopy tree shading, surface water changes, and deer browsing.

In recent years, the Village of Riverwoods and the Riverwoods Preservation Council (RPC) have become highly aware of the changing ecological conditions and have taken steps toward improving the health of the natural communities.

Each year residents have the opportunity to choose native trees and shrubs that are appropriate for the ecological community in which they live. An annual plant sale, held in April, helps residents plant trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and sedges, and forbs (wildflowers) that work with the native ecology that is unique to Riverwoods.

Watch this page and your mailbox for plant sale dates this spring.


Native Plant Sale

The Village of Riverwoods is a unique community nestled along the east side of the Des Plaines River where various natural communities including forests, woodlands, savanna, marsh, and prairie can be found developing over heavy clay soils and shallow aquifers. The natural communities are an integral part of the Village’s identity, a source of many benefits for its residents, and an essential green infrastructure link between rivers and forest preserves that provide habitat for numerous migrating and nesting birds, native animals, plants, fish, and insects.

Natural communities are under stress from invasive plants, canopy tree shading, surface water changes, and deer browsing.

In recent years, the Village of Riverwoods and the Riverwoods Preservation Council (RPC) have become highly aware of the changing ecological conditions and have taken steps toward improving the health of the natural communities.

Each year residents have the opportunity to choose native trees and shrubs that are appropriate for the ecological community in which they live. An annual plant sale, held in April, helps residents plant trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and sedges, and forbs (wildflowers) that work with the native ecology that is unique to Riverwoods.

Watch this page and your mailbox for plant sale dates this spring.

Contact

Plant Sale

Margie Kaul

Office: 847-945-5131

Plant Sale

Sheila Hollander

Office: 847-945-4879

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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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