Kane-DuPage SWCD Winter Seminar

On February 17, 2016 the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hosted a winter seminar regarding the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) or ILR10 permit holders. Changes to the current permit goes into effect March 1, 2016. Carl Peterson and Ellen Raimondi attended this half day seminar as part of an ongoing commitment to stay informed of state and federal regulations. NDPES Permits: - An MS4, or permit No. ILR40 covers discharges for MS4 communities - A General Construction permit or No. ILR10 covers individual construction projects over 1 acre KEY ILR10 Permit Changes: “Stabilization of distu

Winter Tree Identification

GRWA Staff, Ellen Raimondi, Ecologist, and Monica Goshorn-Maroney, Landscape Designer spent Valentines Day with Mr. Shouba, instructor at The Morton Arboretum. This was the last of five Sunday afternoon classes that covered the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum. Students develop the skills to identify trees using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. These two team members were joined with Carl Peterson and Gage Berger of our office in the completion of the course. The Morton Arboretum education programs are available year-round and provide learning experiences for educators, families, kids, adults, school groups, youth groups,

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