NWCCG Upcoming Events & Program Meetings

April 26: Special Earth Day Celebration Event and Workday

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Annual Earth Day Celebration that includes an opportunity to join many of your neighbors and friends and perform habitat restoration, meet and hear from local experts and policy makers, enjoy a free lunch


9:30 - 2:30 Grove #5

Quentin Road between Dundee and Lake Cook Road.
Speaker: Deborah Stone, Cook County Chief Sustainability Officer

Dress for Yardwork
Time: Lunch at 12:00pm
Cost: FREE
- Donations are always welcome.

Volunteer OpportunitiesAs an all-volunteer organization what we do and what we accomplish is decided by our members.  If you have an hour or 2 to devote per month you will be surprised the difference that can make.  Each month we plan to list a few examples of the activities you can participate in and make a difference. Usually no special skills or experience is necessary.  If interested in what is listed or to inquire about other volunteer opportunities please email us at

Opportunity:  Send new members a “Welcome to NWCCG” letter.  Average about 20 per month.  Form letter and all materials provided.  Time commitment about 1 – 2 hours per month.  Location: your home

Opportunity:  Assist in Monthly Program setup. Pick up and setup light refreshments.  Expenses reimbursed. Time commitment about 1 -2 hours per month. Location: Usually Spring Valley Nature Center, 2nd Thurs of every month except during summer months.



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Monthly Program Meetings

When: In most cases, 2nd Thursday of each month. But some programs are held on different nights to secure different venues, or to accomodate speakers schedules. ALWAYS check the listing first.(no program meetings in July and August)

Where: Please check program info for location and time of the meeting

Most meetings are held at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, 1111 East Schaumburg Road (on Schaumburg Road, just west of Meacham Road) in Schaumburg (Yahoo Map / Directions).

Time: As noted, this can vary too. Spring Valley times are listed here: Snacks & Socializing - 7:00pm - 7:30pm. We then have a guest speaker or special program at 7:30 pm and conclude by 8:45. Meetings are open to members and non-members.Cost: FREE
Contact Donna Hriljac, the group's program chair, for more information.

Some of our past meetings -

  • "Green Fire" the life of Aldo Leopold an amazing and well done documentary about this fascinating founder of the conservation movement
  • "Gasland" by Josh Fox, the writer and director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, exposing the serious consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing.
  • North American Black Bears - Presented by Eric Tetens. An interesting look at the lives of these often misunderstood animals.
  • The Weminuche Wilderness in Colorado - Presented by Rick Szafarz, local and National Sierra Club Outings Leader
  • Alaska's Prince William Sound - A slide-show presentation of this beautiful area from Peter & Sue Gorr"s, 5 day/ 50 mile kayaking and camping trip


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