Backyards for Nature Fair

New Date:  Saturday, April 22nd!

NEW THIS YEAR !!!!  Backyards for Nature Fair be joinly scheduled with the opening of the Bison Bluff Nature Playground on Arbor Day, April 22nd, 2017.

This Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration has activities for the entire family!  Children can build their own birdhouse, participate in planting, see a puppet show and get free wildflower seeds.  Activities for adults may include information on natural pesticides, techniques for planting and landscaping, tips on composting and soil improvement.  Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions on planting and gardening!

Spring Valley will have additional items for purchase including rain barrels.

Rain Barrels

SPD Rain BarrelEvery 50 gallon barrel is made from reconditioned blue plastic. They come fully assembled and are ready to use; with screen covers to prevent mosquitoes and debris from collecting inside.  They are an ideal way to capture and store rainwater from your downspouts, for use in watering plants and gardens.

To order contact Spring Valley at (847) 985-2100 or go to this link:  Spring Valley Nature Center.


Parking is available at Spring Valley.

However,  overflow parking this year will be at the District 54  Administrative office, 524 W. Schaumburg Rd., (½ mile west of Spring Valley).

Spring Valley
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60193