The Children and Elders Forest mission is to plant indigenous trees to help deepen bonds amongst the generations. The objective is to plant trees in established groves sponsored by multi-generational teams. Tree sponsoring teams should consist of at least one child and one elder. Teams can be comprised of a group of families, friends or organizations with no limit to the number of people on a team. Trees may also be sponsored in the memory of a loved one.
Since 2005, Children and Elders Forest has established nine groves throughout McLean County. Two of the groves, Turtle Grove and Eagle Grove, are in Maxwell Park at Gregory Street and Parkside Road.
Town of Normal Parks & Recreation added educational signs about monarch butterflies and a photo-worthy set of butterfly wings to Underwood Park in addition to new birdhouses designed to attract birds to the
native habitat area. Read on...