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August 27- MPC’s Calumet Region Workshop in Blue Island


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Metropolitan Planning Council Workshop: Learn about new funding, tools to support the Calumet region Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 10 a.m. to noon Blue Island City Hall East Annex 2434 Vermont St. Blue Island, Ill.

Registration is free, but seating is limited to 125 attendees so you must register. Register today!

This workshop will present timely and useful information on funding programs such as the new Chi-Cal Rivers FundSustain our Great Lakes and Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant, as well as GIS tools and other technical support that can help anyone, whether they represent a unit of local government, neighborhood organization, watershed planning group, paddling club, birding society, engineering firm or landscape architect execute their vision for improving ecology, hydrology and quality of life in the Calumet region.

Featured speakers include: Christine Davis, Environmental Protection Specialist, Ill. Environmental Protection Agency on theIllinois Green Infrastructure Grant and Section 319 funding for watershed management John Murray, Principal Civil Engineer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Dennis Latto, Planner, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association on the South Suburban GIS Consortium Josh Ellis, Program Director, MPC

Networking opportunities and an optional tour of the Blue Island riverfront will follow the workshop.

For more information, please contact Josh Ellis at jellis@metroplanning.org or (312) 863-6045.

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