Environmental Action Team
Waste Management is a proud environmental partner of the Buffalo Grove Park District.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Seed Cleaning Event
Saturday, December 12
9 am - 12 pm
Twin Creeks Park - 401 Aptakisic Road in Buffalo Grove
There will be a pot luck lunch at 12 pm.
Buffalo Creek Clean Water Partnership
The Environmental Action Team of Buffalo Grove strives to raise awareness, improve our community’s natural environment and encourage sustainability practices for present and future generations.
Buffalo Grove is in the center of Chicago Wilderness, an area surprisingly rich in diversity and native species. Would you like to improve our local environment and meet other people with similar interests?
If so, join the Buffalo Grove Park District Environmental Action Team. As our name implies, we are an action team, and we are looking for new ideas to improve the environment in Buffalo Grove.
If you have questions, please contact Jeff Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.224.0965.
History by the Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team (BGEAT)
BGEAT and volunteers from the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve processed native seeds in December that were collected in the fall to be planted in Park District parks.
BGEAT assisted in recycling efforts during a BG Days community event on September 3.
BGEAT assisted with traffic control at the SWANCC document destruction and electronic recycling event on September 19.
BGEAT conducted an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup on Deerfield Parkway on October 4.
BGEAT members participated in a local Climate March and Rally on October 14.
BGEAT hosted a community seed collection at Mike Rylko Community Park on October 18.
BGEAT hosted the 4th annual Green Fair on June 28, with 20 exhibitors at Mike Rylko Community Park, and collected many items from the public for recycling.
BGEAT conducted a rain barrel sale and Park District staff delivered the barrels directly to residents’ homes.
BGEAT members participated in the Deer Grove West Earth Day Event on April 18.
BGEAT conducted an Adopt-a-Highway Road Cleanup on April 26.
BGEAT hosted a Mike Rylko Community Park Workday on May 16 with community volunteers. Lake County Stormwater Management Commission awarded a $500 grant for this event.
BGEAT members assisted in Riverwatch testing of the health of local streams on May 23 and May 30.
BGEAT, along with volunteers from the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, processed native seeds collected in the fall which were then planted in Mike Rylko Community Park in February.
BGEAT assisted in recycling efforts during the BG Days community event and staffed a booth to get the word out about the team.
BGEAT assisted with traffic control at the SWANCC document destruction and electronic recycling event on September 13.
BGEAT hosted a seed collection at Mike Rylko Park on October 18.
BGEAT conducted an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup on Deerfield Parkway on Saturday, October 25.
BGEAT hosted a 3rd annual Green Fair on June 22 with 20 exhibitors at Mike Rylko Park, including a very successful collection of many items for recycling.
BGEAT extended the rain barrel sale into the summer and added a rain barrel demonstration to the Green Fair.
BGEAT hosted an Earth Day event on April 22 at the Raupp Museum, featuring the movie “Green Fire” about environmentalist Aldo Leopold.
BGEAT members participated in the Deer Grove East Volunteer Event on April 26.
BGEAT conducted an Adopt-a-Highway Road Cleanup on May 3.
May 14, 2016
October 28, 2015
April 22, 2015
March 11, 2015
October 9, 2014
August 20, 2014
June 18, 2014
May 6, 2014
March 25, 2014
February 18, 2014 meeting
December 4, 2013 meeting
September 25, 2013 meeting
August 15, 2013 meeting
June 27, 2013 meeting
May 22, 2013 meeting
April 17, 2013 meeting