Category Archives: parks and public land

Burning the Prairie at Spring Valley in Schaumburg: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 4th guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are … Continue reading

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Bison to Return to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

From the Associated Press via the NY Times: CHICAGO — A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has … Continue reading

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Making Wine at the Volkening Heritage Farm: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 3rd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … Continue reading

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Conservation at Spring Valley: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 2nd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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Trail Development Proposal for Ladd Arboretum in Evanston To Be Discussed on Feb 17th

The City of Evanston will host a community workshop on Tuesday, February 17, 6 p.m.to 8 p.m., to discuss the proposed changes to trails in the Ladd Arboretum, a 17-acre nature preserve on the north side of Evanston. The workshop … Continue reading

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Should Obama Library Be Built in a Public Parkland? Chicago Park District Says Yes

According to this AP report posted by Chicago Public Radio WBEZ this morning, the Chicago Park District has given the green light to the city’s potential acquisition of parkland on the South Side for the site of the proposed Obama presidential … Continue reading

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