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4 | April 12, 2018 | The winnetka Current news winnetkacurrent.com Winnetka group leads cleanup of invasive forest plants Nathan Worcester Freelance Reporter Unseasonably cold temperatures on Saturday, April 7, did not stop members of the Winnetka Youth Organization (WYO) and other North Shore organizations from removing invasive plants along the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook during its Forest Preserve Restoration Workday. More than two dozen people showed up for the trail cleanup, which was this week’s social service opportunity for WYO participants. Christina Gikas, executive director of the WYO, explained the weekly opportunities are intended to Dylan Gururajan (left), 13, and Jack Sokol, 14, from Boy Scout Troop 912 in Evanston, help with workday cleanup. empower adolescents by showing them their own capacity to make their local community a better place. Gikas said this particular experience was so important to the youth involved in the WYO. “Forests have a lot of value to our lives — trees allow us to breathe and live,” she said. “We are responsible as humans to Jerry Attere, a naturalist with River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, talks to volunteers at the Winnetka Youth Organization’s Forest Preserve Restoration Workday on Saturday, April 7. PHOTOS BY RHONDA HOLCOMB/22ND CENTURY MEDIA help restore and maintain their natural state. Volunteering for a couple of hours a week, or a few hours a month, could really make a difference.” The WYO program participants focused on the removal of common buckthorn, a tenacious, berry-laden shrub that is not native to the Midwest. Buckthorn chokes Please see wyo, 6 NEW LISTING 595 ELM STREET -WINNETKA OPEN HOUSE |SUNDAY, 1-3 PM |$1,750,00 |4BEDS |4.1 BATHS Elegant red brick Georgian in afabulous east Winnetka location. Enter the large, gracious foyer that runs through the first floor. Onone side is the beautiful living room complete with high ceilings, lovely arched windows and awood burning fireplace. The kitchen has been completely updated with abig, marble topped island in the center for cooking and gathering. Stainless steel appliances, double oven and Sub Zero refrigerator. Large eating area in the kitchen. The family room adjoins with another wood burning fireplace and elegant arched windows. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with ensuite fully updated bath. Walker’s paradise! Town, school, parks and beach. Debbie Richwine 847.702.4633 Ginny Grinstead 847.502.1035
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