SOSA: South of South Avenue - Trail Work Ahead

SOSA: South of South Avenue - Friends of the Greenbay Trail

About SOSA

In partnership with the Village and the Glencoe Park District, the Friends of the Green Bay Trail are planning the next phase of native plant restoration on the Green Bay Trail along what they've coined  “SOSA” – the area south of South Avenue to the Glencoe Community Garden.

The plans include removing invasive buckthorn to prepare the site for new native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. Work began in early 2018, with the installation scheduled to be complete by early 2019 and includes:

  • Buckthorn and poison ivy removal – spring COMPLETE
  • Site preparation – spring and summer COMPLETE
  • Trees and shrub planting – fall COMPLETE
  • Native Wildflower and grass installation –  early winter

J.D. Mathein of Green City Gardens drew up plans and created the elevation drawings.  The plants were chosen in consultation with the Chicago Botanic Garden for optimum success based on the soil and sun in each segment.  Each drawing offers multiple choices for the trees and shrubs pictured to avoid repetition.

For more information, please visit the Friends of the Greenbay Trail's website and check the project FAQs.