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Chicago Wilderness Congress

November 15, 2012, 12 a.m.

This is a past event

University of Illinois at Chicago The Forum 725 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL

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MPC's Abby Crisostomo and Josh Ellis will speak

The Chicago Wilderness biennial Congress provides the representatives of the alliance’s 260 member organizations a forum to join students, educators, volunteers, community partners, and interested members of the public in a dynamic exchange of ideas, success stories, and lessons learned.

We’ll consider the future of regional conservation in the context of:

  • Applying lessons-learned and innovative best practices to the restoration and management of the region’s natural systems;
  • Inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging youth;
  • Adapting land and water conservation strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change; and
  • Protecting green infrastructure through strategic partnerships and engagement of municipalities across the region.

The 2012 Congress will provide an opportunity for participants to address how our growing and diversifying alliance can continue shaping the future of this region as a national and international leader in collaborative conservation.

Josh Ellis will present on Greening the Illinois Plumbing Code: The Path to Rainwater and Greywater Reuse. Josh will also speak on The Future(s) of the Chicago River as part of a panel titled Reimagining the Chicago and Calumet Rivers for the Twenty-First Century and Beyond.

Abby Crisostomo will present on Regionally-Coordinated Water Resource Planning using Water Conservation Ordinances in Chicago’s Far Northwest Suburbs.

For more information:

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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