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August 2021

The Resiliency Institute: Forest Garden Friends Volunteer Date – Naperville

August 7, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ferry Forest Garden, 30W060 W Ferry Road
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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The Resiliency Institute welcomes volunteers as Forest Garden Friends (forestgardenfriends.com) to help manage and maintain this community forest garden. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn about permaculture, nourish yourself with fresh air and nature, perform community service, and be rewarded with foraged food! 2021 Forest Garden Friends Volunteer Date: Saturday, August 7th from 12:30 - 2:00 To find out more visit: https://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/grow/ferry-forest-garden/ or contact Jodi Trendler at jodi@theresiliencyinstitute.net. Illinois Prairie Path users are encouraged to visit the Ferry Forest Garden…

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Valley Model Railroad Club: Open House & Swap meet – South Elgin

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clintonville Substation, 33W519 Kenyon Rd
South Elgin, IL
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Clintonville Substation Located a couple of miles before the end of the Elgin Branch of the IPP and approximately 15 feet off the IPP is the Clintonville power substation. It is a substantial brick building constructed in 1903, which once operated as a passenger train station of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad (CA&E). The parking lot and grounds are always open to the public and visitors are welcome to stop in the building during club hours. The Valley Model…

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October 2021

Village of Hillside & Berkeley: Autumnfest 2021

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Village of Hillside and the Village of Berkeley will host Autumnfest 2021 on the Prairie Path near Taft and Electric Avenues.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th from 11am – 4pm. Just off the Prairie Path!!  Ride your bike there!!

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Village of Hillside & Berkeley: Autumnfest 2021

October 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Village of Hillside and the Village of Berkeley will host Autumnfest 2021 on the Prairie Path near Taft and Electric Avenues.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th from 11am – 4pm. Just off the Prairie Path!!  Ride your bike there!!

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November 2021

Richard Diebold memorial – Elmhurst

November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Richard was a tireless volunteer with the Illinois Prairie Path.   Richard A. Diebold of Schaumburg, Illinois was born November 13, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and died November 20, 2020 in New Port Richey, Florida. A 1938 graduate of York High school he worked at Diebold Cabinet Shop for 60 years. Surviving are six children, Robert (Diane), Ginger (Andy), John (Mary), Rick (Joanne), Marilyn (Bob), Delia (Bill), Eleven Grandchildren, four Great Grandchildren and four Great great grandchildren. Also surviving his…

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December 2021

Village of Berkeley Electric Lights Festival: 12/1-1/9

December 4, 2021

Electric Lights Festival Please join the Village of Berkeley in spreading some holiday cheer at the Electric Lights Festival. This free event includes a holiday lights display along the Illinois Prairie Path and will run from December 1, 2021 through January 9, 2022. Residents are encouraged to walk the Illinois Prairie Path and experience the holiday lights display. Please follow social distancing guidelines when experiencing the display. #ElectricLightsFestival #BerkeleyConnects This is not an Illinois Prairie Path event but may be…

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Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – teleconference

December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please email us    info@ipp.org   if you'd like to participate or if you have questions.  Thank you!

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January 2022

Illinois Prairie Path: Board Meeting – Teleconference

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please email us    info@ipp.org   if you'd like to participate or if you have questions.  Thank you!  

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Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day

January 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IPP – Elmhurst, Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path Lane
Elmhurst,
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Dear Friends of Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, My short message to you is two-fold. First, thank you very much for the volunteer efforts that you have given to help maintain our local gem of a prairie. Secondly, we encourage you to visit and Like our Community Facebook page for EGWP at https://tinyurl.com/ElmhurstPrairie. We have plans to include new, fun, and interesting information on this page to keep you informed and inspired. Our next scheduled volunteer work day is Saturday, January…

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Illinois Prairie Path: Clean Up Event – any day you choose!!

January 22

We need your help!! The Illinois Prairie Path board decided to postpone this year's formal trail cleanup.  Although there will be no coordinated effort, we encourage individuals to go out on their own!!  Please help keep the Prairie Path looking its best!! Bring a trash bag on your next walk - before the vegetation hides the litter.  Leave your full trash bags near a trash can, or at the intersection of the IPP and a major road for easy pickup. …

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