This Saturday learn how you can prevent basement flooding and empower youth to be stewards of our most precious resource – water. Leaders with the Chicago Conservation Corps (“C3”) will host a Water Conservation Workshop this Saturday, March 25th, 1:00 p.m., at Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard.
Learn how our houses, apartments and condos can better use water. C3 volunteers and representatives from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Rain Ready, Chicago Park District and Citizens Utility Board will share easy ways to make your home more water wise and will discuss ways to teach youth about the importance of water.
This is a free workshop and the first ten households to register will receive a free water conservation kit. Register at the website.
The environmental learning continues for the final workshop in April:
- Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 p.m., at Willye White Park Fieldhouse: “Cost efficient ways to stay connected” with Elevate Energy, The Recyclery, the Citizens Utility Board, the Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors and the Active Transportation Alliance.
C3 is a partnership between the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the City of Chicago to provide Chicago residents with the training to make their communities more sustainable. All four workshops are organized by 49th Ward residents and C3 Leaders, Yvonne White-More, Tonia Andreina, Jenny Prokopy and Gaye Durst.
The 49th Ward is home to one of Chicago’s largest concentrations of C3 Leaders and C3 projects. In fact, the Annual Trash to Treasure Swap was originally a C3 project put together by a former 49th Ward resident, Autumn Franger. Learn more about upcoming C3 training.