Please check out this video of the Let’s Go Chicago team laying some drainpipe at one of our projects. We had a big rain last week and were absolutely thrilled to receive an email from our client indicating there was no more seepage through her basement wall!
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Greetings from Chicago, fellow Solutionaries! The following is cross-posted from LetsGoChicago.org. After Middleton’s post below, it seems there is a water conscious trend happening here in the Midwest. We are glad to be a part of it! Read on to learn about our take on water awareness and water conservation.
The week of July 9, which focused on water issues, was so busy we didn’t have time for a mid-week blog post, but we have plenty of water-themed stories to tell. We kicked off the week by watching a documentary called Flow: For Love of Water on Monday. It’s about issues of clean water scarcity, and how the privatization of clean water sources by big business is hurting our communities and forcing people to suffer. It was shocking to see such a phenomenon taking place, but it energized our discussion of global water issues, and inspired us with stories…
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Riverside, Illinois is hosting FRED, in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted. The RIVERS Project is a collaboration with among Lupfer Landscaping, Dig Right In Landscaping, Semiramis Studio, and Aquascapes. We are offering to address residents’ flooding problems with installation work culminating in a green infrastructure extreme build and education event August 16-18! Contact the number on the postcard above if you are intersted in attending or addressing your flooding problem. Exciting!
Please see the earlier post about Triton’s Rain Garden here.
In preparation for the Bucktown Garden walk this weekend, Let’s Go Chicago planted native sedges in the parkway outside Center for Neighborhood Technology’s building at 1741 Western Avenue. The building houses CNT Energy, so the group also learned about Energy’s programs and toured the building. The group’s assistance doing final planting in the garden was key in getting he garden in shape for tomorrow. Pizzo Native Plants donated more plants and Grace Koehler taught the grup about native plants. Thanks everyone!
Please check out The Rain Garden Project.