MWRD Commissioners join Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel, Congresswoman Kelly for major announcement at Millennium Reserve
MWRD officials joined Governor Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials and community leaders in announcing the expansion of public recreational opportunities on unused portions of Lake Calumet last Saturday. The Open Land Trust Fund is purchasing the property for $9 million from the Illinois International Port District. The property will be managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Learn more here.
Governor Quinn announces partnership with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to expand public recreation in Fulton County
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today announced a new partnership with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to expand public recreational access in Fulton County. On behalf of Governor Quinn, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller joined MWRD Commissioners, Senator Dave Koehler, and other local leaders today to announce a partnership that will allow the IDNR to manage a portion of MWRD’s 14,000 acre property located nearly 40 miles southwest of Peoria for future hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation. Learn more.
MEDIA ADVISORY: IDNR to enter into partnership with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to expand public recreation in Fulton County
A press event to announce a new partnership to expand public recreational access in Fulton County will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the MWRD offices outside of Canton. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller will join MWRD Commissioners, Senator Dave Koehler, and other local leaders Monday to announce the new partnership. Read more.
MWRD collects 160 pounds of human, pet meds
MWRD staff collected 160 pounds of expired or unwanted medications from Cook County residents that were delivered to the Stickney, Calumet and O’Brien Water Reclamation Plants. All totaled nine boxes of both human and pet medications were collected. Learn more.
MWRD, city leaders, community to unveil new Morrill Elementary schoolyard
Morrill Elementary School will unveil its brand new schoolyard after more than a year of community planning and several months of construction. The new grounds are part of a pilot initiative, Space to Grow: Greening Chicago Schoolyards, co-managed by Chicago-based nonprofits Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands and funded by the MWRD, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Dept. of Water Management. Read more.