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Growing MWRD tree program shelters region from storms

It’s been four months since the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago introduced a free tree distribution program, and leaves are already sprouting in hopes of restoring the region’s tree canopy and managing local stormwater. Read more here.


Street dedicated to MWRD partner and neighbor Hazel Johnson

City officials, neighbors, friends, family and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago staff joined the People for Community Recovery (PCR) to salute an environmental justice leader who brought reform to her Altgeld Gardens community. Read more here.


TV meteorologist earns praise from MWRD Commissioners

In planning for rain events to combat flooding and operate the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) relies heavily on forecasts and weather projections. Few provide that outlook better to the public than iconic Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling. Read more here.


MWRD joins national Imagine a Day Without Water campaign to raise awareness about vulnerable infrastructure systems

Today, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) joins elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts in promoting "Imagine a Day Without Water," an effort to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States. Read more here.


Space to Grow partners win national Green Infrastructure Award

A tremendous partnership continues to make an impact—and receives honors. The collaborative Space to Grow program developed by Openlands, the Healthy Schools Campaign, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago Department of Water Management and Chicago Public Schools received the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies’ first place Green Infrastructure award on Aug. 25 in Portland, Oregon. Read more here.

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