Saturday, October 3, 2015


Flooding in your Community Meeting

  Cook County and its Partners are hosting a series of community workshops related to improving the region’s resilience to extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and damage homes and businesses. This is a follow-up to the community meeting that Cook County held in February 2015 in which your neighbors expressed frustration at the chronic flooding in their neighborhoods. ... Read More »

Flood Mitigation Project

Demonstrating Blue Island’s commitment to forward-thinking, ambitious and proven approaches to a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable setting for our residents, the City of Blue Island is excited to announce that they are partnering with several organizations working on a US EPA-funded green infrastructure project, or – put simply – a rain garden to help collect heavy rainfall. This rain ... Read More »

ComEd Power Planting Program

ComEd has 2,700 trees to give away as a part of the new “Power Planting” program! To claim your free trees, visit and enter the code AD2015 in the promo box on the checkout page. Trees will be mailed within one to two weeks. This offer is valid until May 15 or until supplies last, so act today! Read More »

Veterans Triangle Cleanup

The Urban Forestry Board is seeking volunteers to help weed and clean up at Veterans Triangle on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Previous experience is always appreciated, but not necessary! All are welcome. If you have any favorite work gloves and/or weeding tools please bring them. For questions or for more information, contact Perry Recker at ... Read More »

Grace United Plant Sale

Grace United Methodist Church is having their annual flower and plant sale on Saturday, May 9th from 8 am to 3 pm. Get there early for best selection! Plants are from Ted’s Greenhouse. Big, healthy hanging baskets, annual flats, perennials, herbs, tomato plants and much more! Perfect timing for Mother’s Day gift giving! A representative from Ted’s Greenhouse will be ... Read More »