Winter weather returns this weekend, but there’s plenty of fun and educational activities to take advantage of.
Join your neighbors this Saturday, February 25th, for an educational event that will help you get through the remainder of winter–a Winter Weatherization Workshop at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse.
**Update** The “Winter Weather Walk” at Leone Beach has unfortunately been canceled for this weekend. We will alert you as soon as it gets rescheduled.
Winter Weather Walk **Postponed until further notice**
The Leone Park Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Winter Weather Walk at Leone Beach (Touhy and the lake). Join your neighbors for a hike focused on winter wildlife and making the most of the outdoors during the cold weather. We will alert you as soon as this event is rescheduled.
Renowned Rogers Park environmentalist Ann Whelan and my staff assistant, Bob Fuller, will lead a 30-minute winter walk along the shores of Lake Michigan. Discover the features of our lakefront unique to the colder months, learn about the ongoing efforts to redevelop Leone Park and see some of the projects that will make our lakefront welcoming to users of all ages.
Wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers. If the forecast for this weekend remains unchanged, it will even feel like winter!
Winter Weatherization Workshop
Learn how you can save money on your utility bills and use less energy in your home, apartment or condo. Leaders with the Chicago Conservation Corps (“C3”) will host a Winter Weatherization Workshop this Saturday, February 25th, 1:00 p.m., at Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard.
Learn how our houses, apartments and condos waste energy and why they can be too hot or too cold. C3 Volunteers and representatives from the Citizens Utility Board will share easy ways to make your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool.
This is a free workshop and the first ten households to register will receive a free weatherization kit. Register HERE.
The environmental learning continues for the next three workshops:
- Saturday, March 25th, 1:00 p.m., at Willye White Park Fieldhouse: “Water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink?“ with Rain Ready, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Citizen’s Utility Board.
- Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 p.m., at Willye White Park Fieldhouse: “Cost efficient ways to stay connected” with Elevate Energy, The Recyclery, the Citizens Utility Board, the Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors and the Active Transportation Alliance.
C3 is a partnership between the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the City of Chicago to provide Chicago residents with the training to make their communities more sustainable. All four workshops are organized by 49th Ward residents and C3 Leaders, Yvonne White-More, Tonia Andreina, Jenny Prokopy and Gaye Durst.
The 49th Ward is home to one of Chicago’s largest concentrations of C3 Leaders and C3 projects. In fact, the Annual Trash to Treasure Swap was originally a C3 project put together by a former 49th Ward resident, Autumn Franger. You can learn more about upcoming C3 training HERE.