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February 2020

Beyond The Basics Seminar 2020: Designing For An Uncertain Future

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3S002 Route 53
Glen Ellyn,IL60137
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3.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available for this seminar   The 2020 Beyond the Basics Stormwater Management Seminar: Designing For An Uncertain Future is set for February 27th, 2020, 8am to Noon at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn.   In an age of climate change, urbanization, increasingly frequent and intense storms and prolonged drought, how can we plan and design stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the future?   This half-day seminar will kick off with a keynote…

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March 2020

Salt Creek Watershed Workshop “Reaching Out to Residents”

March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St.
Elmhurst,IL60126United States
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DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting a FREE lunch and learn workshop in the Salt Creek River Watershed! This workshop aims to connect like-minded organizations and individuals who are concerned with protecting local streams and rivers. During the workshop, attendees will learn about Elmhurst's residential, green infrastructure incentive program and successful efforts to enhance public meetings and stakeholder engagement. AGENDA 11:45 - 12:00 P.M. Registration   12:00 - 12:05 P.M. Introductions   12:05 - 12:35 P.M.…

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Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens & Solving Water Issues In Your Yard

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL 60565, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville,IL60565United States
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In this 1 p.m. workshop, Jim Kleinwachter will show you how rain barrels and rain gardens work and how to install them to capture the valuable water resource that falls on your land. He will also show ways to put the rainwater to good use or to solve water problems with a nature-friendly habitat in your backyard. The presentation will be followed at 2 p.m. with a tour of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, the headquarters of The Conservation Foundation. The…

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Fox River Dams: Should We Live With Them? Can We Live Without Them?

March 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave
St. Charles,IL60174United States
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The Fox River and the land next to it contribute to the open space, natural areas and water quality we enjoy and that add so much to the quality of life we appreciate in the Fox Valley. The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, has scheduled a 5-part educational series about issues related to the health and life of the Fox River. Join us for a talk on dams on the Fox River. Deanna…

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Biggest Little Farm Movie Screening

March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Health and Science Center, Room HSC 1234, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn,IL60137United States
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"The Biggest Little Farm" is inspiring not just for farming enthusiasts, but for all who care about making our earth beautiful and thriving again. The Conservation Foundation is partnering with the College of DuPage to present this film, a NEON production. “THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the…

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Detention Basins: Going Native Workshop

March 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus, Room 266, 1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville,IL60563United States
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DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting a FREE "Detention Basins: Going Native" workshop to discuss the health and management of local detention basins. Join us to learn about what goes into creating and maintaining a healthy detention basin. Speakers will also provide guidance to landowners on how to select landscapers and contractors to maintain or retrofit detention basins. Agenda 6:15 - 6:30 P.M. Registration 6:30 - 6:35 P.M. Introductions 6:35 - 7:05 P.M. Turf to Native…

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Fox River Dams: Should We Live With Them? Can We Live Without Them?

March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Wing Conference Room, Kendall County Courthouse, 807 John St
Yorkville,IL60560United States
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The Fox River and the land next to it contribute to the open space, natural areas and water quality we enjoy and that add so much to the quality of life we appreciate in the Fox Valley. The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, has scheduled a 5-part educational series about issues related to the health and life of the Fox River. Join us for a talk on dams on the Fox River. Deanna…

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O’Hara Woods Workday

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
O’Hara Woods, 524 Belmont Dr
Romeoville,IL60446United States
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The Conservation Foundation and the Friends of O'Hara Woods welcome you to join us for our monthly workday at O'Hara Woods. We provide the snacks and tools, you provide the smiles! No experience needed! Please dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them. We will meet at the parking lot off of Beverly J Griffin Dr, near Lake Strini March 28, 8am-11am 524 Belmont Dr, Romeoville, IL 60446 Activities include cutting native brush, burning brush piles,…

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Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens & Solving Water Issues In Your Yard

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this 1 p.m. workshop, Jim Kleinwachter will show you how rain barrels and rain gardens work and how to install them to capture the valuable water resource that falls on your land. He will also show ways to put the rainwater to good use or to solve water problems with a nature-friendly habitat in your backyard. The presentation will be followed at 2 p.m. with a tour of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, the headquarters of The Conservation Foundation. The…

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April 2020

Coyotes to Bees: Wildlife of the Fox River Valley

April 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave
St. Charles,IL60174United States
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The Fox River and the land next to it contribute to the open space, natural areas and water quality we enjoy and that add so much to the quality of life we appreciate in the Fox Valley. The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, has scheduled a 5-part educational series about issues related to the health and life of the Fox River. Join us for a talk on the wildlife of the Fox River…

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