In October 2012, our work was awarded the Best Natural Landscaping Award by the Village of Schaumburg for our creation and maintenance of the natural areas at Lions Gate HOA. For this project, Trillium redesigned the natural areas, enhanced plantings within existing natural areas, and created new natural areas. In addition, we maintained all the natural areas within the HOA, removing non-native and invasive plants and encouraging native species.
Trillium was recognized by Chicago Wilderness and the Environmental Protection Agency with the 2011 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award for our design, implementation, and maintenance of the Lake Barrington Village Hall detention basin. In this project, we converted the basin from lawn to a native system and added rain gardens that lead into the basin to enhance stormwater infiltration, reduce water quantity, and improve water quality.
“How to Build a Rain Garden”
Iva McRoberts, President of Trillium Native Landscapes, Inc., will discuss the step-by-step process and provide free plans and plant lists.
- Dates: Saturday March 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Barrington Village Hall
- Wednesday April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Zurich Library
- Rain garden presentations are free and open to the public.
- Sponsored by the Flint Creek Watershed Partnership.
Iva McRoberts will discuss the importance of streambank restoration to protect properties from erosion, enhance water quality, and provide habitat.
- Date: Saturday March 16 at 10:00 a.m. By invitation.
“Natural Hydrology of Illinois”
Iva McRoberts will describe the role of water in native Illinois ecosystems.
- Date: Monday April 22 at 11:00 a.m. at North Barrington School for the fifth grade class.