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DuPage County Sustainable Landscaping Seminar

Sponsored by Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation, DuPage County municipalities and park districts are invited to a free, half-day Sustainable Landscaping Seminar on May 6 at Cantigny Park (1s151 N Winfield Rd, Wheaton). With presentations from the Midwest Pesticide … Continue reading

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Let it rain: Five different approaches to stormwater management

By Robert White April’s big storm served as an inconvenient but potent reminder that Chicagoland flood risk is a serious concern. Issues like climate change, development and aging infrastructure regularly underscore our assumptions that in the future, big storms like April’s … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure in the Emerald City

By Alex Murray This is the first of a series of blog posts written by students from the University of Chicago Environment Agriculture & Food Working Group as part of MPC’s research project on stormwater incentive programs. “Does it really … Continue reading

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It’s not easy selling green (infrastructure)

By Abby Crisostomo Kirsten Bjork and Bill Brown purchased their first home in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in May 2012, and like many first-time homeowners, they immediately started dreaming about home improvements. When they received a postcard from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Lurie Garden thrives in drought, pointing at-home green thumbs to native plants

By Tina Seaman Due to this summer’s record heat, the native plants in the Lurie Garden, a perennial garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park, bloomed up to five weeks early. When WOWW spoke in early June to Jennifer Davit, the director … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo ‘motivated to be an example’ for water conservation

Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Nature Boardwalk is attractive to animals, fish and people – and it saves water, too. Continue reading

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