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March 18 & 20: Green Infrastructure Workshops


MR GI North cluster meeting notice

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, South Suburban Mayors and Managers, Field Museum, Chicago Wilderness and consulting partners invite you to Green Infrastructure Planning Workshops on two different dates, depending on your community:Tuesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Homewood Village Hall2020 Chestnut RoadHomewood, IL – or – Thursday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. – o 2:30 p.m.South Suburban College15800 State St.South Holland, IL 60473.

For the March 18th workshop, the planning process will identify successful green infrastructure implementation and activities to serve as models for others, as well as seek input for future projects. The community area includes: Chicago Heights – Country Club Hills – East Hazel Crest – Flossmoor – Ford Heights – Glenwood – Hazel Crest – Homewood – Lansing – Lynwood – Olympia Fields – Park Forest – Sauk Village – South Chicago Heights – Steger – Thornton. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the MARCH 18 GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING WORKSHOP. Download the 3/18 invitation here.

The  March 20th workshop is the same as above, except  the target area includes the following communities: Alsip – Blue Island – Burnham – Calumet City – Calumet Park – Crestwood – Dixmoor – Dolton – Evergreen Park – Harvey – Markham – Merrionette Park – Midlothian – Oak Forest – Phoenix – Posen – Riverdale – Robbins – South Holland. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the MARCH 20 GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING WORKSHOP. Download the 3/20 invitation here.

Your organization is important to help identify and define opportunities for natural lands, open space, recreation, stormwater management and economic development within the Millennium Reserve Calumet Core. Created by executive order of Governor Quinn, the Millennium Reserve is a 220-square mile opportunity—from Chicago to south Cook County—to transform our region (see map).  Illinois has already invested nearly $3.3M in Millennium Reserve projects. Each agency/organization is encouraged to send one representative.

Questions? Contact Nancy Williamson, Regional Watershed Coordinator, IDNR at nancy.williamson@illinois.gov or (815) 263-9857.

For more information, visit millenniumreserve.illinois.gov

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