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Hackmatack Victory

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The following programs are held at the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg at 7 PM.  Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

April 26: Special Earth Day Celebration Event and Workday

earth day 2014Save The Date!

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

Entrance is on 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.


April / May 2014


Lesley McCain

Group Officers chosen for 2014 your NWCCG officers are: . . . more



Nature Wars

Nature Wars

Jim Sterba’s Nature Wars addresses the issues modern Americans have faced .. . more


FacebookFacebook Page

Thanks to Amy Kitzmiller, we now have a Facebook presence! . . . more


Lesley McCain

A Personal Journey Down the Renewable Energy Road - Read Peter Gorr's 4-Part account of his Solar Energy system

Part 1 - The Economy and the Environment

Part 2 - Selecting a Solar Energy System

Part 3 - Economics of a Solar Energy System

Part 4 - So, What Have I Learned?


Lesley McCainCommunity Aggregation in Action!

Energy Victory! We have secured a groundbreaking, 100% Green Energy . . . more


Lesley McCainGreen Pet Care

There are between six and eight million dogs and cats in animal shelters per year . . . more


Lesley McCainGreen Dining

You don't have to trek all the way into Chicago to experience these restaurants . . . more


Lesley McCainReduce, Reuse, Recycle

We need to do better. For anyone who still thinks Global Warming is a farce . . . more


HackmatackBlack Bears

Wow, we had a great turnout for Eric's presentation at our program meeting . . . more


Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold - Green Fire Our program meeting at the Arlington Heights Library, sponsoring the film . . . more


Idiling Gets You Nowhere"Idling Gets You Nowhere" Idling wastes fuel and money and pollutes the air we breathe. AH Cool Cities . . . more


HackmatackInner City Outings

Inner City Outings Meets Hackmatack . . .and Oh What Fun We Had! more



Humpback WhalesBook Review
"The Grandest of Lives"

Eye To Eye With Whales by Douglas H. Chadwick more


Lesley McCainEarth Day 2012

We had a great day this year at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine. . . more


Featured Area Park

Parks, trails or preserves in our boundaries more


Park Ridge - Cool Cities

Urban Composting - A "How To" Guide

Getting Youth Involved

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