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Is Climate Change Impacting DuPage County? DuPage Environmental Summit 2020

January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the 2020 DuPage Environmental Summit:  Is Climate Change Impacting DuPage County?  Exhibits and check-in will open at 7:30am with our Welcoming Remarks at 8:30am, and the Summit will conclude by Noon.  Our morning of learning and networking will again be held at the lovely Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University.


7:30am-8:30am Registration/Exhibits/Light Breakfast

8:30am-8:50am Welcome
Brook McDonald, President/CEO, The Conservation Foundation
Barb Szczepaniak, Vice President for Programs, DuPage Foundation
Dan Hebreard, President, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

8:50am-9:30am Climate Change in the Chicago Region: Adapting to its Impact on Natural Communities
Dr. Douglas Stotz, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Field Museum, Keller Science Action Center

9:30am-10:00am Climate Change in our Urban Forest 
Melissa Custic, Chicago Region Trees Initiative Specialist, Morton Arboretum

10:00am-10:30am BREAK/RAFFLE (Sponsored by Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC)
Exhibit Area Open

10:30am-11:00am Ecosystem Restoration: Improved Quality of Life For Whom?
Erik Neidy, Director of Natural Resources, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

11:00am-11:30am Local Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall, Flooding and Water Quality in DuPage County   Mary Beth Falsey, Water Quality Supervisor, DuPage Stormwater Commission
Chris Vonnahme, Chief Stormwater Engineer, DuPage Stormwater Commission

11:30am-11:45am Improving Sustainability in DuPage County  
Joy Hinz, Environmental Specialist for the County Environmental Division

11:45am  Closing comments

Exhibit Area Will Remain Open

The Summit is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register, and this event has “sold out” in the past!

The Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University is located at 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville.

Many thanks to our 2020 DuPage Environmental Summit Sponsors:

Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LTD
Cool DuPage/DuPage County
DuPage County Stormwater Management
DuPage Foundation
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County


January 30, 2020
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Rd
Naperville, Illinois
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