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Volunteers Needed for local Ash Tree Inventory (7/23-24)

Your Help is Needed to Protect Blue Island’s Ash Trees Blue Island’s Urban Forestry Board is looking for volunteers to help with a city-wide inventory of our Ash trees. No experience needed. When: July 23-24, 2011 Where: Throughout Blue Island Contact: Perry Recker What will volunteers do? Volunteers will be assigned to work in teams of 2 – 4 people with a ... Read More »

Celebrate June “Leave No Child Inside Month”

It’s time for kids to take a break from the TV and the computer and go back outside! On May 19, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed the month of June as Leave No Child Inside Month in the State of Illinois. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a love of nature. Blue Island Model Community partners encourage ... Read More »

Fay’s Point wins Green Ribbon Award from Friends of the Chicago River

Congratulations to Fay’s Point, LLC, OKW Architects, Inc and partners, on their recent Green Ribbon Award from Friends of the Chicago River in the 1st Annual Blue Ribbon Awards. 1 of 7 inaugural winners, Fay’s Point was recognized “as an excellent example of how residential development can utilize the river to enhance the quality of life for the residents— wild and human alike”. The ... Read More »

Forestry Board May Planting Schedule

The Urban Forestry Board will planting trees at two locations this weekend! On Saturday, May 15 you are invited to help the Blue Island Historical Society plant and dedicate a new tree in front of the Society’s home at the Albee house, near the Veterans Memorial Stone located at the corner of Maple Avenue and New Street.  Come learn about the ... Read More »

Calumet-Sag Trail Featured

“How much of Chicago’s wealth has come through those rail lines that drive everyone crazy? A lot of it, but again, that’s a historical legacy that’s not told or not recognized. I think Calumet-Sag Trail is going to bring a lot more recognition to the role those communities played in making the Chicagoland what it is today.”  So says Steve ... Read More »