Category Archives: water

Chicago River Now Accessible With Google Maps Street View

If you’ve taken SUST 220, SUST 350, or a SUST Special Topics course, there’s good chance you’ve also participated in a guided canoe trip on the Chicago River.  Now this urban waterway can be toured from the comfort of your computer … Continue reading

Posted in cities, news, parks and public land, water

Removal of Winnetka Road Dam a “Milestone” for the Chicago River

Reprinted from the Winter 2015 issue of The Friends of the Chicago River newsletter. More than a decade after [Friends of the Chicago River] embarked on an ambitious dam removal program for the Chicago River system, the first dam was demolished on … Continue reading

Posted in Illinois, news, parks and public land, planning, water

Guided Tour of Chicago Portage National Historic Site on Saturday, Nov. 7

The Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce their final walking tour of 2015 at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site on Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 10:00 A.M. Join veteran tour guide and Friends founder Gary Mechanic who will explore the “Birth Story of … Continue reading

Posted in activities, education, events, field trips, history, humanities, Illinois, parks and public land, water

Great Rivers Chicago: Public Input Wanted

Do you like to fish in the Chicago River? Take canoe trips on the Fox or Des Plaines? Enjoy a waterborne architectural tour in Chicago’s Loop? Stroll along the banks of Salt Creek? Spotted the abundant wildlife throughout the Calumet … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, ecology, events, planning, policy, water

Wildlife Conservation in Hawaii: Emily Rhea Reports on Her Summer 2015 Internship Experience

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies did internships or pursued study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the last couple months, we’ve been posting … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, internships, pollution, Roosevelt, science, students, water, wildlife

88th Annual Water & Environment Conference in Chicago Sept. 26-30

Roosevelt students and faculty are invited to attend the 88th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, or WEFTEC 2015®, the largest conference of its kind, from September 26th to 30th at McCormick Place South, Chicago IL. WEFTEC attracts approximately 20,000 … Continue reading

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Water, Sustainability, & the City: A Public Lecture by RU Alumnus Damon Williams on Sept 29th

Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus will host a public lecture by alumnus Damon Williams (BS, ’69 physics) on Tuesday, September 29 at 4 p.m. in the Wabash Building, Room 616. Though Chicago is located on Lake Michigan and thus has an excellent … Continue reading

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