Tag Archives: Conservation

Great Lakes Action Day at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve

Great Lakes Action Day at Openlands Lakeshore PreserveFriday, July 11 | 10am – 2pm   Openlands is partnering with the Shedd Aquarium this year for the Great Lakes Action Days (GLAD) program, which is committed to protecting and conserving the Great Lakes. … Continue reading

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DuPage County River Sweep

The annual DuPage County River Sweep is a county-wide self-coordinated stream cleanup and restoration event which has been held each spring for over 20 years.  The purpose of the river sweep is to encourage volunteers to help “sweep our rivers … Continue reading

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Urban Biodiversity Week

Urban Biodiversity Week, from May 10 to May 18, will include a series of free events that celebrate urban biodiversity and conservation and will culminate with a Nature Block Party on Saturday May 17th at William Powers State Park and … Continue reading

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Exemplary Program Webinar on Innovative Outdoor Water Use Programs

As the West suffers from serious drought, particularly in California, we want to provide helpful advice and ideas for conservation professionals. AWE will be conducting a series of webinars on exemplary programs. The first webinar of this series will feature … Continue reading

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Green Drinks

Topic: The Next Generation of Conservation Leaders Speaker: Arnold Randall, General Superintendent, FPDCC

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DuPage Environmental Summit

This popular annual event has attracts 250-300 participants each year to learn about various environmental and conservation topics important to DuPage County. The event is being hosted by The Conservation Foundation and DuPage County’s Green Government Council, and sponsored by … Continue reading

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Northwest Water Planning Alliance Ready to Work

By Kaitlyn McClain The Northwest Water Planning Alliance, a consortium of roughly 80 groundwater and surface water communities in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties,  took a big step forward on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, when the Executive Committee … Continue reading

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Financing for the future: How water utilities can tackle capital costs

By Kaitlyn McClain The Columbia Water Center, a water management think-tank at Columbia University in New York, recently released a white paper that analyzed factors influencing water utility operating expenses, debt, rate-setting and financial stability. One of the key findings … Continue reading

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Making sure the price is right: Addressing aging infrastructure through full-cost water pricing

By Kaitlyn McClain The Village of Westmont, Ill., like many communities that use Lake Michigan as a source of drinking water, is not located on the lake. Westmont’s water is purchased by and delivered through the DuPage Water Commission. The … Continue reading

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How can water utilities save water and save money?

By Rachel Carnahan This is the question of the hour in water conservation. Less water used means less water sold and often means less revenue collected; less revenue collected can mean less money for the operation and maintenance of the … Continue reading

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