Category Archives: suburbs

Joliet’s Pilcher Park Hosts a BioBlitz for Scientists and Public on June 12 and 13

Scientists and citizens alike in Will County are gearing up for a “BioBlitz” to document the biodiversity in Pilcher Park, an urban woodland within the Hickory Creek watershed and the hidden gem of Joliet and Will County. During a BioBlitz, biologists gather at … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, events, parks and public land, suburbs, wildlife

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

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, food, history, Illinois, internships, parks and public land, restoration, Roosevelt, science, service, students, suburbs

Prescribed Burn at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Scheduled for this Week

As part of Roosevelt University’s commitment to restoring a healthy prairie ecosystem at our Schaumburg Campus, we will be conducting a prescribed burn of the Campus native prairie this week. The date will be determined by the weather. Fire has … Continue reading

Posted in activities, biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, green design, restoration, Roosevelt, suburbs, wildlife | 1 Comment

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

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, food, history, Illinois, internships, parks and public land, restoration, Roosevelt, science, service, students, suburbs

RU Community Garden Plots Still Available for 2015

The RUrbanPioneers Community Garden at Roosevelt University​’s Schaumburg Campus has 7 garden plots still available for the 2015 growing season. Please contact RU Environmental Sustainability Associate (and Garden Manager) Mary Rasic (mrasic02@roosevelt.edu) if you want to claim one of these … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, education, food, Roosevelt, suburbs

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

Posted in biodiversity, cities, conservation, ecology, Illinois, news, parks and public land, science, suburbs, wildlife

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

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, history, Illinois, internships, parks and public land, restoration, Roosevelt, science, service, students, suburbs