Apr
3
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Creek Cleanup – Wood Dale 2017

As we begin to enjoy the warmth and freshness of early spring, please join us at the corner of Irving Park and Edgebrook Roads at 9:00 AM on Saturday April 8 to help pick up trash and debris along the banks of Salt Creek. Gloves and trash bags will will be provided. 

Dress appropriately, keeping the weather in mind and remembering that plants and weeds are growing taller and can scratch bare legs.

For more information call Steve,  (630) 400-0926.

Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Salt Creek Annual Cleanup Day 2017

While not finalized, please set aside this tentative date for our annual spring Salt Creek cleaning in the Western Springs, LaGrange Park, Broadview area.  Details will be posted as they become available. 

May
1
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.


Mar
6
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • 526 North Edgewood Avenue La Grange Park, IL, 60526 United States

A special year-end meeting to review 2016 will meet at 526 N. Edgewood in LaGrange Park.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

 

            NOTE:  No regular monthly meeting is scheduled for January

Nov
12
8:00 am08:00

FREE Electronics Recycling Event

Free electronic recycling will be offered Saturday November 12th at the Addison Township Highway Department's 411 W. Potter Street location in Wood Dale, 8 am until noon.  No proof of residency is required.  Bring your unwanted electronics.

Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Oct
15
9:00 am09:00

Village of LaGrange Park E-Waste Recycling

  • Public Works Facility

Each October, the Village in conjunction with the Sustainability Commission, hosts a FREE E-Waste recycling event. This year the event will be held Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Public Works Facility, 937 Barnsdale Road.

Oct
8
8:00 am08:00

FREE Electronics Recycling Event

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Free electronic recycling will be offered Saturday October 8th at the Addison Township Highway Department's 411 W. Potter Street location in Wood Dale, 8 am until noon.  No proof of residency is required.  Bring your unwanted electronics.

Oct
3
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Sep
17
12:00 pm12:00

Meet the Creek

  • Kiwanis Park Brookfield, IL

The Brookfield Conservation Commission is holding its annual Meet the Creek Event on Saturday, September 17 from 12:00-4:00.  This event is an opportunity for residents to have positive interactions with the creek and learn something about the creek and its ecology, etc.  The Chicago Herpetological  Society will again participate and canoes will be available for residents to take a paddle on Salt Creek.  There also will be live reptiles, a display of crayfish and fish from the creek, and some activities for kids.  A review of  last year's event  can be found under the "Current Events" tab.

Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Annual Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.  The agenda will include a statistical review of the past fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016).

Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

FREE Electronics Recycling Event

  • Addison Township Highway Department

This event will be offered the 2nd Saturday of each month through November at the Addison Township Highway Department's 411 W. Potter Street location in Wood Dale, 8 am until noon.  No proof of residency is required.  Bring your unwanted electronics.

Aug
13
8:00 am08:00

FREE Electronics Recycling Event

  • Addison Township Highway Department

This event will be offered the 2nd Saturday of each month through November at the Addison Township Highway Department's 411 W. Potter Street location in Wood Dale, 8 am until noon.  No proof of residency is required.  Bring your unwanted electronics.

Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

May
2
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Creek Cleanup in Wood Dale 2016

  • Lionwood Park

In the spirit of Earth Day, please join us  at Lionwood Park at 9:00 AM on Saturday April 23  to help pick up trash and debris along the banks of Salt Creek.  

Gloves and trash bags will will be provided.  Dress appropriately, keeping the weather in mind and remembering that plants and weeds are growing taller. 

For more information call Steve,  (630) 400-0926.

Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • La Grange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Feb
1
6:45 pm18:45

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • La Grange Park Public Library

Meeting will be held in the downstairs Community Room of the La Grange Park Public Library. Use the elevator to the right as you enter the lobby or the stairs directly beyond the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 6:45 pm.


Presentation

Photo: Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc.

Photo: Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc.

Jeff Swano, drainage expert and owner of Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc., will lead this informative and graphics-driven presentation. He’ll describe the technical issues that cause drainage problems, present the process on how to properly evaluate your property and demonstrate how to select a solution from the variety of alternatives available.

Whether you’re trying to meet the challenge of a wet yard, disconnecting your downspouts from the municipal system or just concerned about water quality, you won’t want to miss this timely and informative presentation.

Presenter's Bio

Jeff Swano has been an outdoor enthusiast, naturalist and gardener for most of his life. He graduated in 1984 from the University of Iowa earning a Bachelors degree with an emphasis in Environmental Studies and Economics. For 20 years, he worked as an environmental economist, essentially demonstrating the economic benefits of keeping the environment clean.

In 1998, he helped form the Salt Creek Watershed Network, a local river-advocacy group, and served as its Executive Director until 2004. He served eight years on the Village of Brookfield’s Conservation Commission, and as its Chairman helped Brookfield to restore an award-winning 10-acre oak savanna, and originated “Meet the Creek” day. He has also volunteered his time to restore our local forests and prairies.

In 1998, Jeff formed Dig Right In Landscaping in response to demand for his design and gardening talents. In 2005, he expanded Dig Right In to combine his diverse background so that the company focuses on organic-only lawn care services, natural yard drainage solutions, and designing and installing eco-friendly landscapes and simplifying at-home vegetable gardening.

Jeff currently serves as Chairman of the Sustainable Landscaping Committee for the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. 

Dec
7
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • Salt Creek Watershed Network

Special year-end meeting to review 2015 will meet at 526 N. Edgewood in LaGrange Park

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Nov
2
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator or the stairs directly past the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Oct
17
9:00 am09:00

LaGrange Park E-Waste Recycling 2015

  • LaGrange Park Public Works

The Village of LaGrange Park, in conjunction with the Sustainability Commission, will host a free electronics waste recycling event on Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  The collection will take place at the Public Works Facility, 937 Barnsdale Road in LaGrange Park. For a general list of acceptable items click here.

Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator or the stairs directly past the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Sep
19
12:30 pm12:30

Meet the Creek — 2015

  • Kiwanis Park

The Brookfield Conservation Commission is holding Meet the Creek on Saturday, September 19 from 12:30-4:30.  This event is an opportunity for residents to have positive interactions with the creek and learn something about the creek and its ecology, etc.  As part of the event canoes will be available for residents to take a paddle on Salt Creek and there will be live reptiles, a display of crayfish and fish from the creek, and some activities for kids.

Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Annual Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

This meeting will be held in the Community Room located on the lower level of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator or the stairs down directly past the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Starting at 7:00 p.m., the question of “what to do" with standing water in one’s back yard after a heavy rain will be addressed by SCWN's guest speaker, LaGrange resident Art Hill.  His presentation will feature pictures and commentary on a newly installed French Drain at his residence.  High quality photos will illustrate each phase of the installation and provide views of the finished landscaping.

The program will be followed by our Annual Meeting, a review of the last fiscal year and a discussion of goals for this coming year.

Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the upstairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator or the stairs directly past the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.

Jun
6
9:00 am09:00

Elk Grove Village Cleanup Day

  • Elk Grove High School

The result of our past efforts to keep Salt Creek clean is quite obvious to anyone who enjoys the creek and adjacent Greenway.  So once again, the 33rd time in 21 years, the FRIENDS of CRITTERS and SALT CREEK along with the SALT CREEK WATERSHED NETWORK invite you to walk along the creek and pick up some garbage or actually get in the water and pull out things that do not belong there.  While cleaning the banks and waterway is important, the best reason to take this walk is the possibility of seeing some wildlife and becoming familiar with the marvels of a wondrous ecosystem.  Salt Creek is a hidden jewel right in our own back yards.

Volunteers will be provided garbage bags, gloves and pick-up stix to use.  Dress for the weather and possible muddy conditions.  Waders and/or canoes are not necessary, but if you have either, they would be extremely useful and greatly welcomed.

Bring your friends and meet us at the Elk Grove High School parking lot along the creek at 9:00 am, Saturday, June 6.

For more information, call Nick Nikola:      Cell:  847-828-1141

                                                                     E-mail:  creekguy@comcast.net

Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

SCWN Monthly Meeting

  • LaGrange Park Public Library

Meetings are held in the up stairs Conference Room of the La Grange Park Public Library.  Use the elevator or the stairs directly past the checkout desk.

Presentations or open Meet & Greet sessions start at 7:00 pm.