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Twitter Conversation: Native Gardening

Join the conversation on Twitter. @Nature_IL, @nature_NJ & @NatureMuseum will co-host a chat on native gardening and rain gardens. Tweet with #NativeGardening to join at 12pm Central time on July, 30 2014.  

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Sustainable Site Development – A Watershed Approach to Green Infrastructure

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!” is the opening to this dynamic presentation focusing on solutions to Chicago’s stormwater problem. “Stormwater is the leading cause of water pollution in America,” continues Tom Barrett, the presenter and owner … Continue reading

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Rain Gardens, Veggie Gardens, and Wildlife Habitat – Oh My (Backyard)!

Homeowner and green building professional Tim Heppner talks about his experience turning his own Chicago lawn into an organic, sustainable and functional wildlife habitat, rain garden, and vegetable & wild flower garden. Tim will discuss everything that he took into … Continue reading

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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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Green Thumb Thursdays – Design Your Garden

As part of the Blue Island, Blue Water rain barrel and rain garden initiative, a new series on gardening kicks off this Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the City of Blue Island’s northeast neighborhood. All are welcome to attend. Last … Continue reading

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Seizing the Rain in Blue Island

By Matt Nichols You don’t have to be an expert in stormwater management to make improvements that can help prevent flooding in your neighborhood. With assistance from a slew of project partners who have diverse expertise and missions, the City … 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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Stormwater fees: Infrastructure financing tool, sustainability initiative, or both?

                  By Matt Nichols When we think of utilities, we tend to think of the bills we pay each month: heat, water, sewer, electricity, etc.  However, stormwater management is also an important … Continue reading

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