The Village of Glenview

Plan for Nature


Glenview is fortunate to have many natural spaces and places to experience and enjoy. The Village has a Natural Resources Commission that is responsible for promoting the restoration of Glenview's native landscapes and ecosystems, and raising awareness about these issues.

On August 5, 2008 the Village Board of Trustees approved the Plan for Nature in Glenview.

Of 99 natural areas and resources in Glenview, the value of 26 sites, totaling 963 acres, was set as high by the Natural Resources Commission:

Glenview's Park District also manages numerous parks and facilities, as well as The Grove National Historic Landmark and Wagner Farm.

Robyn Flakne, the Village's Natural Resources Manager, wrote about Glenview's Plan for Nature in this March 2012 article published in Environmental Practice:

West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River

The Village has done much to improve the water quality of this fork of the Chicago River that cuts through Glenview, as detailed in the following information sheets.

Naturalized stormwater detention

Permeable Pavement and Green Roofs

Reach 1 re-meandering and naturalization