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Watershed Learning

ClarkStBeach_544pxOn Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, join an adult learning community for "Lakefront Learning" to study water, a defining feature of our geography and of our social, economic, political, cultural and spiritual lives.

During this session, Draining Chicago and Evanston: Sewer and stormwater history, current issues and new ideas, author and engineer Dick Lanyon will discuss his most recent book, Draining Chicago: The Early City and the North Area, as well as stormwater and green infrastructure practices in Evanston. Dick retired as executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and has been immersed in Chicago-area water issues for 50 years.

Each free Watershed Learning workshop includes a short talk, discussion, hands-on activity and tea. No registration is necessary – just drop by. Workshops take place at the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon Shelter, Sheridan Road at Church Street, on select Saturdays:

November 18 - Draining Chicago and Evanston: Sewer and stormwater history, current issues and new ideas
January 13 - Water Intake Cribs
February 10 - IL/IN Seagrant: Pollution
March 10 - Stewardship and Citizen Science
April 14 - Watershed Spirituality and Environmental Justice
May 12 - Biking tour of Evanston Green Infrastructure

Email Clare Tallon Ruen at with questions or for more information.

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