Native Landscaping for Climate Change




7:00 PM


History Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff


Free—Suggested donation of $10.00

This is a co-sponsored program in collaboration with Lake Forest Open Lands and the History Center

In this presentation, featuring guest speaker Hillary Peters, we are proud to host Lake Forest Open Lands for a discussion on how incorporating native plants into your landscaping benefits the environment, combats climate change, and improves stormwater management around your home. Discover practical tips for creating resilient, sustainable landscapes that enhance biodiversity and reduce runoff. Hillary will also cover phased implementation steps, layout ideas, and design tips for seamlessly incorporating native plants into your outdoor space. We look forward to presenting this journey towards a greener, more sustainable home environment!

Hillary Peters is the Director of Land Stewardship at Lake Forest Open Lands. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a degree in Environmental Science, Hillary’s journey into environmental stewardship began in her childhood hometown of Mundelein, IL. Hillary’s leadership encompasses working with professional crews to engaging with volunteer groups, private landowners, and civic groups fostering a sense of community in conservation stewardship. Through Open Lands’ land stewardship initiatives, Hillary strives to ensure a harmonious balance between conservation and community engagement.