Beyond the Basics Stormwater Management Field Tour

To keep great regional stormwater management practices in the spotlight, The Conservation Foundation will be offering a Beyond the Basics experience every year.  In the past we have offered a conference and field tour every other year, but in a constantly innovating industry, two years is a long time to wait if you're going to stay on the cutting edge. 

Save the Date
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Beyond the Basics Field Tour on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017!  We will meet in the morning at Wight & Company in Darien, board a charter bus and tour some of the best examples of good stormwater management in the area together. We are offering two tour routes to choose from - The Big City route and the 'Burbs route.  Both tours will depart and return to Wight and Company.  We'll conclude our day of learning, lunching and networking with a reception at the last stop.  After all, learning should be a pleasant experience!

The Big City Tour The 'Burbs Tour
Virgil Grossom Elementary School,

John L. Sipley Elementary School, Woodridge

Pilsen Sustainable Street, Chicago River Mist on the Fox, Oswego
UI LABS, Chicago Stuart Sports Complex, Montgomery
Malcolm X College, Chicago Village of Montgomery Police Station, Montgomery
The Woodlands, Hinsdale Herget Middle School, Aurora
Wight & Company, Darien Atwater Single Family Home Subdivision, Naperville
  Wight & Company, Darien


Registration for the tour is $50 and includes transportation, a light breakfast, snacks, lunch and a cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvres reception at tour's end.  Registrants must choose between The Big City route and the 'Burbs route; each route will have five to six stops highlighting various technologies and scales in stormwater management. 

Both tours begin at the same location, Wight and Company, 2500 N Frontage Road in Darien, with check in between 8:00am and 8:25am in preparation for an 8:30am departure.  We'll enjoy snacks and lunch during our tours, and will be returning to our starting point around 4:30pm.  All are invited to linger for a cocktail hour with heavy hors d'oeuvres from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Click here to email Tara Neff or call her at 630-428-4500, Ext. 123.

For directions to Wight & Company, 2500 N Frontage Rd, Darien, IL, click here.

Many thanks to our event sponsors who are making this day of learning possible: