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Kankakee Green Drinks


 An Exploration

of the Flora of the

Kankakee Sands Region



Presented by 

Floyd Catchpole, Land Management Program Coordinator at the Forest Preserve District of Will County and

Janine Catchpole, State President of the Illinois Native Plant Society.  




Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 


The program is free and open to the public


6-6:30 p.m. networking • 6:30-8 p.m. program


Brickstone Brewery 


557 William Latham Drive, Bourbonnais   

Menu items and drinks will be available for purchase


A few hundred years ago, the Upper Kankakee River Sands Area was imbedded in the Eastern Deciduous Forest,   with the Great Lakes Coastal communities not far away.  The Lower Kankakee River Sand Area was imbedded in the Grand Prairie of Illinois.  These factors and the unique geomorphology of the areas created similar, but distinct, native plant communities.  These differences will be discussed during the program.  (See


The event is sponsored by the Council for Community Sustainability, a public outreach group created as part of Kankakee Community College’s sustainability initiative. 


For more information, contact Bert Jacobson at 815-802-8242.