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Art and Nature activities

3/15/2017, 3 p.m.
Create native species oasis at home There is still time to register for a program that will teach you how ...
An artist puts finishing touches on her canvas during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's inaugural "Arts & Nature on the River" event in June 2016 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. The District is seeking artists who would like to participate in this year's event on June 17. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Create native species oasis at home

There is still time to register for a program that will teach you how to create an oasis for native species in your backyard. The "Conservation@Home" event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. "Conservation@Home" sessions will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. The "Do's & Don'ts of Native Landscaping" with botanist Kelsay Shaw of Possibility Place Nursery will be held at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registration is required; call 708-946-2216.

Forest Preserve District Seeks Artists for June Event

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is seeking artists to participate in its "Arts & Nature on the River" event scheduled for noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. The District is looking for 12-20 individuals, or small groups, from a variety of disciplines who can connect people with nature and the art it inspires. This year's theme is "finding flow." Interested artists are invited to forward a brief artist bio, description of their work and a representative photo, video or audio file along with their take on the theme to FourRivers@fpdwc.orgFourRivers@fpdwc.org. Questions can be sent to the same email address. The deadline for proposals is April 1 with artist notification by April 15.

For more information on these programs and other Forest Preserve District offerings, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.