Forest Preserves and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways collaborate on $25 million in infrastructure improvements

Nearly $700,000 for Wampum Lake design and improvements included in plans, over the next four years information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (March 3, 2020) – Trails and access roads at more than 55 Forest Preserves of Cook County locations are set to benefit from a $25 million transportation … Read more

Dunes Learning Center welcomes new board of directors

information provided by Mason Crist, Purdue University Northwest PORTER, Ind. (February 26, 2020) – Dunes Learning Center recently welcomed new board members Doug Wassilak, Amber Russell, Zella Olson, Brian Kortum, and northwest Indiana Most Influential Women nominee Zully Alvarado as board president. The new board of directors (pictured above, photo provided) moves into 2020 oriented … Read more

Illinois EPA completes forced removal action at A & V Tire Recycling

More than 1,200 tons of waste tires removed information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 25, 2019) – Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced the completion of a forced used tire removal action at A & V Tire Recycling, located at 739 East 217th Street in Chicago Heights, an … Read more

Like Lansing, IDNR encouraging pollinator-friendly habitats

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Above: Members of the Lansing Garden Club adopted the Mildred Burt Nature Center as an summer project, adding a number of pollinator gardens to the grounds. (Photo provided) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 25, 2019) – Bees, butterflies, and other insects that pollinate native plant species are disappearing … Read more