Hot Topics November 2016

Oct 31 2016

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A handful of important articles from the news and other environmental organizations from the past month. Scroll down and click underlined sections of text for more details.

autumn_leafRake Responsibly! Leaves are a Problem for Our Storm Drains & Waterways
Check out the 30 second clip from DuPage County Stormwater Management  that explains the importance of properly handling your fall leaves to prevent flooded streets and algae-filled waterways.

DuPage County has a New Bikeways & Trails Coordinator
Welcome to Sidney Kenyon, DuPage County’s new Bikeways and Trails Coordinator! Bikeways and Trails is a part of the DuPage County Division of Transportation and helps coordinate maintenance and construction of bike paths and trails including the Prairie Path and Great Western Trail. Check out their recommended rides.

Water Quality Grant Applications Due January 20th – Open to Any Organization or Individual
Get assistance from DuPage County Stormwater Management for projects that improve regional water quality. Eligible projects include stream bank stabilization, green infrastructure to reduce run-off (such as green roofs and permeable pavers), wetland creation/restoration and more. Check out past projects and the guide for applications.

Eco-Education Grants Available from IDNRillinois-dnr-logo
The IL DNR offers two grants for environmental education in Illinois schools: Biodiversity Field Trip Grant (Deadline: January 31, 2017) and the Schoolyard Habitat Grant (Deadline: November 30, 2016).  Both offer plenty of resources and helpful hints for applying.


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