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Chicago Southland Green Drinks

May Event

May 12th from 6 - 8 pm at Rock Island Public House

Speaker is Berenice Vallecillos, Outreach Associate, Chicago MethroMetropolitany for Planning. The talk will focus on our next comprehensive  regional plan called ON TO 2050.  The host will long time green drinks supporter be Jason Berry jberry [at] cityofblueisland [dot] org 

July Event

July 27th from 5:30 - 7:30 at Camp Bullfrog Lake in Willow Springs

Hosted by Justin Mercer from the Forest Preserves of Cook County this is one of TWO outdoor green drinks we will be having this year. Most of the program will be dedicated to enjoying this beautiful site and learning about the camping opportunities.  Contact: Justin.Mercer [at] cookcountyil [dot] gov.


August Event

August 11th from 5: 30 - 7:30 at Indian Boundary Prairies (option to arrive early for tour)

Address: 3454 W. 155th Street Markham, IL

Allison Sacerdote from The Lincoln Park Zoo will be presenting at 6:30 about smooth green snakes. This will be a BYOB, with TNC providing snacks, pizza, and soft drinks.  Parking is limited so we want to encourage people to carpool or take public transportation.  There is a Metra Rock Island station in Midlothian where people can be picked up. The organizer for this event is Mary Anicich (


September Event

September 28th from 6 - 8 at the Pullman State Historic Site

Address: 11111 S Forrestville Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

This Green Drinks will highlight the history, achievements, and future plans for Openlands TreeKeepers and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. As part of the 25th Anniversary of Openlands TreeKeepers, Daniella Pereira, Regional Forester for Openlands will invite other TreeKeepers and others to share their tree stories in a open mic.



October Event

October 13th from 6 - 8 pm at the Harborside Golf Course

Address: 11001 South Doty Avenue East, Chicago, IL 60628


November Event

November 10th from 6 - 8 pm at Flossmoor Station 

Address: 1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL 60422

November takes us back where Chicago Southland Green Drinks got its start.  We are excited to have Robb Telfer from The Field Museum giving a talk on communication and building buzz about environmental topics.