Open and natural spaces can help manage stormwater, recharge groundwater supplies, and protect water quality. The more we pave over the landscape, divert runoff into streams, and otherwise alter natural hydrology, the more our ability to manage water resources sustainably suffers.
To learn more about these invaluable ecosystems, register now for “Letting it All Soak In: Nature’s Role in Protecting Water Resources,” Openlands‘ and the Metropolitan Planning Council‘s inaugural water roundtable of 2011.
This event, part of our joint roundtable series “Choosing Our Water Future,” will focus on the importance of saving natural areas to ensure high-quality drinking water for generations to come in the greater Chicago region.
If you’re interested in learning more, please join us on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago.
Lunch will be provided. You may request a vegetarian meal when you register. Cost is $15 for current MPC donors and Openlands members, $30 for all others.