RPC WOODLAND HEALTH STUDY

In late 2008, the Riverwoods Preservation Council (RPC) embarked on a woodland health study, working with outside experts. The expense of the study was shared equally between RPC and the Village of Riverwoods.  Individuals from the Audubon Society and Lake County...

THE EARLY YEARS IN RIVERWOODS

“When I first moved to Riverwoods on May 15, 1950, I thought I had landed in Paradise.” That’s the first sentence of Barbara Zimmer’s Memories of Riverwoods and Surrounding Area (1991). Without a doubt many current residents feel the same...

LIVING IN HARMONY WITH MOTHER NATURE

We create imbalance by the choices we make.As we settled this country, we transformed it in many ways. We eliminated predators, creating a safer environment for ourselves and for other species. The deer population began increasing. At first we were overjoyed, as...

POISON IVY IN OUR WOODLANDS

Poison ivy, which thrives in Riverwoods, can be seen as an individual plant or shrub growing close to the ground or as a vine climbing high into trees and onto walls and fences. Often reddish stems can be up to an inch in diameter, though when that large, they appear...