National Pollinator Week 2022

June is recognized as National Pollinator Month and Pollinator Partnership designated June 20-26, 2022 as National Pollinator Week. This week is an annual celebration supporting pollinator health due to their declining populations. Pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies and more provide valuable ecosystem services. The Park District of Franklin Park has made efforts to aid […]

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Introducing Project Aurelius

On May 11, 2021, the Park District of Franklin Park installed five rooftop beehives at the Centre at North Park. This effort is to help preserve the bee population in a controlled environment. The Park District aims to help all pollinators and past efforts include planting milkweed throughout the district and providing milkweed seeds to […]

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Park District of Franklin Park Awarded Earth Day in the Park Grant

The Park District of Franklin Park was recently awarded an Earth Day in the Parks Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). IDNR’s Division of Education established its Earth Day in the Parks program in 2007. The program promotes stewardship of natural resources by involving Illinois school children in activities such as planting native […]

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