The Village of Schaumburg is committed to restoring and enhancing the environment in which we live, work, and play. We encourage you to explore the Landscaping section of our website. Here you will find green ideas such as creating your own rain garden to recycling events and information. Updates are posted for our free mulch program as well as our progress and management plan for combating the Emerald Ash Borer.
The Village has preserved several open spaces for the use of its residents, including the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center Grounds, Olde Schaumburg Centre Park, and Plum Grove Park.
In addition, in an effort spearheaded by the Village, the Schaumburg Park District has preserved several natural areas throughout Schaumburg including Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary and Spring Valley Heritage Farm.
Prairie Burns Scheduled for April 11
Weather and site conditions pending, the Village of Schaumburg will be conducting annual prairie burns the morning of Saturday, April 11 on the north and south creek areas at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center and Old Schaumburg Center Park, located at Pleasant Drive and Schaumburg Road.
Prairie burns are an ecologically sound management tool that removes dead grass and plant debris from a site in an effective manner thus opening up the area for new season’s growth, along with recycling nutrients back into the soil. Prairie burns also aid in reducing unwanted woody plant growth.
Natural/Native areas contractor, Tallgrass Restoration will be performing the burns for The Village of Schaumburg. Tallgrass Restoration has been conducting prairie burns for fifteen years.
Once weather conditions and the areas are determined to be favorable and safe, the burn will be performed in the designated areas. Before any burn activities take place residents closest to the burn areas are notified in advance, along with designated signage posted during the burn activities.
Residents with any questions or concerns can dial 311 in Schaumburg or call (847) 895-4500 outside of Schaumburg.