Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: January 18, 2022
WATER QUALITY LUNCH ‘N LEARN WEBINARSIn partnership with The Conservation Foundation, DuPage County Stormwater Management (SWM) is continuing its free monthly water quality webinars into the new year. The webinars connect environmentally minded individuals and organizations in preserving local streams and rivers. The workshops will be held on the second Thursday of each month from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The webinars are open to the public. Advanced registration is requested. Please note that some of the advanced registration links may not be live until shortly before the event, however, registrants of previous webinars will receive a direct invitation. Following is a list of upcoming webinars:
To register for these webinars, please visit the The DuPage County Stormwater webpage.
Following is a list of environmental public meetings. Each meeting has its own online registration link.
WARDS CREEK WATERSHED PLAN VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGJanuary 19, Noon-1:00 p.m.SWM is currently accepting public comments on its draft Wards Creek Watershed Plan, which identifies ways to reduce flooding within the watershed. SWM will be holding an informational virtual meeting detailing the draft plan during this comment period. During the meeting, staff will present the details of the draft plan, as well as answer questions from attendees. The virtual meeting is open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
Wards Creek Watershed Virtual Meeting Registration
2022 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT - CLIMATE CHANGEJanuary 25, 8:30 a.m.-NoonThe Keynote Speaker for the virtual 2022 Environmental Summit is Doug Tallamy. Doug is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. Doug won the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer’s Association for his 2007 book, Bringing Nature Home, widely recognized as one of the most important books of its kind. More recently, he authored another book, The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees. Doug will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must take to bring about positive changes to the environment.
The impacts of extreme weather events and evidence of climate change are continuing to grow. So too is our understanding of the challenges we face, collectively, but the good news is that none of this is inevitable if we start making changes in our own backyard. Building resilience — the ability to adjust easily to or recover from a stress or change — is an important step in preparing to successfully address current and future pressures.
2022 Environmental Summit Registration
2022 DuPAGE BEYOND THE BASICS VIRTUAL SEMINARThursday, February 24, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Hosted by The Conservation Foundation and sponsored by SWM, this year's half-day virtual seminar will focus on "Weathering the Storm: Building Resilient Communities Through Design." Speakers will discuss stormwater projects and programs that enhance local resilience. This seminar is free. Advanced registration is required.
Beyond the Basics: Weathering the Storm Registration