Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Eco Events

October calendar:

October 6 - Illinois Solar Tour. This is a large event, but you can drive around at you own pace and see as many solar installations as you wish. It's also free! http://www.illinoissolartour.org/

October 6, Glacial Ridge Forest Preserve workday, Glen Ellyn, 9 am-Noon. Also other dates and locations for volunteer work listed at http://www.dupageforest.com/calendar.aspx

October 8 - Glen Ellyn public hearing about electrical aggregation. Come, learn, ask questions, and voice your opinion. Meanwhile, Glen Ellyn residents should watch for the insert in their water bill. http://www.glenellyn.org/GE/Aggregation.html

October 13 - National Weather Service open house, Romeoville, http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lot&storyid=86799&source=0

October 13 - Churchill Park volunteer workday, Glen Ellyn, http://www.gepark.org/par_Churchill.htm

October 14 - Danada Fall Festival, also featuring local folk musicians, http://www.dupageforest.com/

October 19 - Starved Rock Lodge Astronomy Day coincides with a meteor shower, http://starvedrocklodge.com/events/event/astronomy-day-meteor-shower-at-starved-rock-state-park/

October 20 - Doug Tellamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will be speaking at a program sponsored by the Wild Ones, the Sierra Club, the Conservation Foundation, and the DuPage and Will County forest preserve districts, http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/Tallamy2012Flyer.pdf
This is a free event, but registration closes on October 17.

October 22 - The second Glen Ellyn hearing on electrical aggregation, http://www.glenellyn.org/GE/Aggregation.html

Other items:

Nicor Gas rebates, http://nicorgas.aglr.com/Home.aspx

Watch your trees and shrubs, including parkways. Dry conditions are continuing in one of the driest years ever recorded in Chicago.


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