Dear ecology friends,
The earth is turning back 'round to Spring
and daylight savings time has given us an extra hour of light in the evening.
We officially open the Wednesday garden nights this week!
Wednesday, March 13th.
There is work that can be done, but there are strong predictions for rain,
but here is our plan:
We meet at 5:00. Greet each other. (hugs, laughter)
Look at the list of tasks.
Maybe we'll do some work.
If it's raining hard, we could go home.
But some of us plan to go to a 7pm meeting at Sulzer Library about ....
Preventing flooded basements! (and rain and protecting the river)
Sounds mundane, but it isn't.
It is about rain, the river, the sewer system, the river, pollution,
and what we can do to help keep the river cleaner, and our basement dry.
See the flyers below.
Maybe stop somewhere between the two
for a bite to eat and drink?
Looking forward to getting together with our garden community soon!
Julie Peterson and Pete Leki
An Evening with
Your Leaky Basement
Wednesday, March 13
Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
Tired of worrying about your house every time it rains?
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Technology’s RainReady experts, a Chicago Dept. of Water
Management representative, and a flood expert from Power Plumbing
for an engaging discussion of pipes, sewers, seepage,
back up, and flooding and discover improvements in and around
your home that can keep your basement dry and
your rainy days worry-free.
FREE raffle of a
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The dramatic rescue attempt of neighbors to free a male mallard duck with its head stuck in a plastic 6-pack ring is documented by Mary Schmich in the tribune today.
Here's the link, with a great photo by Tribune photographer Armando Sanchez:
Visit the Waters Ecology Program Website for current/historical writings, films, photos, and interviews.
Water Ecology Program Website
Friends of the Chicago River
Forest Preserves of Cook County
North Park Village Nature Center