Bowmanville Community Organization

The purpose of the Bowmanville Community Organization is to facilitate communication  within the community and with local officials and other organizations to ensure that the interests of the members of the community are being addressed.


The Mission of the BCO is to serve the Bowmanville community and engage in and carry out activities which nurture interaction and community spirit.


Bowmanville is a residential neighborhood located in the northern section of Chicago’s Lincoln Square community area. The neighborhood is home to over 1,500 residential households and a small, yet thriving industrial corridor. The Bowmanville boundaries are Ravenswood Avenue, Foster Avenue, Western Avenue and Rosehill Cemetery.

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BCO Chicago

The Bowmanville Community Organization (BCO) is Bowmanville’s officially recognized Chicago Neighborhood Organization.

Since its inception in 1987, the BCO has contributed to a solid foundation of community service and neighborliness, while facilitating communication within the community.


BCO Spring 2020 Bee

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Bowmanville Spring Bee will only be on our website. Also, please support our advertisers who are in this issue of the Bee. We hope this summer, we will be back to a printed version.

Earth Day’s 50th Year

Earth Day is April 22nd | Arbor Day is April 24th

We were looking forward to our 3rd annual Bowmanville Clean-Up Event but, as we all know, things are not like last year. So, this year the BCO along with our neighbor Carlyn have decided to create some Earth Day activities. Starting Wednesday April 22nd – Earth Day we will kick-off a few activities for you and your family and even your block to get involved in. Our new friends at LaGrow Organic Beer will also be a part of the fun!

Clean-up Your Yard Contest


Now is the best time to take a look at your yard front to the parkway and in the back to the alley. We want to see how you are able to clean up these spaces. Submit and before, after, and actions shots (up to 5 photos) to the BCO Facebook page by May 6th at 6pm. We will create a photo album for you and your neighbors to vote on the best transformation. Voting will be on May 8th – 10th. A winner (& prizes) will be announced on May 12th! BCO Facebook Community section:

BCO & LaGrow Organic Beer: Operation Sapling Salvation

4/22, 4/24 or 4/29

Are you interested in growing your own fruit tree or berry bush? Jim and the LaGrow Brothers have been working to save and replant fruit trees that might have gone to waste. Learn more about their project and how you can be a part of this cool replanting project. Click on this link to sign up for their Zoom presentation (Google Form).

It’s Earth Day’s 50th year! Show Us Your Creativity – All Ages!


Create art from your yard or write a poem about what the earth means to you or create 50 ideas to respect the planet. Submit your work to the BCO Facebook page! BCO Facebook Community section:

Bowmanville Litter Pick-Up


Still want to do more! The BCO will have garbage bags starting on Wednesday 4/22 at the GreenSpace, Gateway Garden under the pergola and on the stairs at Urban Pooch on Damen. Grab a trash bag and pick up trash as you take a walk with your family, while walking the dog or going on a run!

2020 Bowmanville Gardening Season

There will be tons of engagement opportunities available throughout the entire growing season.

BCO Earth Day Spring Clean Up

Change to this event – look for week long activities during the week of April 20th – 25th.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Reach out to the Bowmanville Community Organization. 

Share your ideas. Meet your neighbors.

Call Us: (773) 349-2268

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