Evanston Environmental Association Donates $43,000 for Evanston Ecology Center Renovation
At the Monday, January 11, 2016, City Council meeting, the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) presented a check for $43,000 to the City of Evanston. The funds will be used for the classroom extension project at the Evanston Ecology Center, located at 2024 McCormick Blvd. in Evanston.
The expanded classroom will provide additional space for Ecology Center programming, as well as more living space for the Center’s resident animals, affectionately called their "critters." Construction on the addition began in August and is expected to be completed in late February 2016.
For more information about the project, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.
About the Evanston Environmental Association
The Evanston Environmental Association is a non-profit organization that has promoted environmental education and action in Evanston since 1976. The EEA was formed to support the Evanston Ecology Center, the Center's educational programs, and the adjacent Ladd Arboretum. That mission continues to drive the EEA's efforts today.
Left to right: EEA Board Member Jim Chilsen, EEA Board Secretary Karen Taira, EEA Board Member Jim LaRochelle, EEA Board President Rick Nelson, EEA Vice President Dick Peach, EEA Board Member Paul Klitzkie, EEA Board Member Tracy Hubbard, and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.