Southeast Environmental Task Force Presents:
Richard Lanyon, retired Executive Director of MWRD, will discuss his recent book, BUILDING THE CANAL TO SAVE CHICAGO, a historical account of the 1890′s project that enabled reversal of the flow of the Chicago River to protect the water supply for the Chicago area. He will conclude with some contemporary observations on the continuing importance of the canal system for the protection of Lake Michigan and why this is a vital concern not only to the Chicago area, but the millions of residents surrounding the southern end of the lake in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Krista Grimm of the League of Women Voters presents: STORMWATER FROM THE GROUND UP, covering the environmental impact of heavy rains and increased flooding and how you can help prevent flooding.
Refreshments will be served