Category: Environment

Kifowit senior lunch Wednesday

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to ComEd at her quarterly Senior Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Oswego Library-Montgomery Branch, 1111 Reading Drive. Kifowit’s free Senior Luncheon will feature ComEd’s Amy Ostiguin who will discuss various cost-saving programs such as ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. She will...

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• Bliss Woods habitat restoration: A habitat restoration work day will be held at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cutting and stacking of invasive brush and trees will be on the agenda. Bliss Woods is a beautiful, high-quality woodland with many unusual plants...

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Naperville Park District Board votes to ban smoking in all 137 parks

Naperville Park District bans smoking at all 137 parks

  At its meeting Thursday, Aug. 9, Naperville Park District’s Park Board of Commissioners voted to prohibit all forms of smoking at its 137 parks across Naperville. The District’s Ordinance 641 was amended accordingly to state that, “smoking or any use of tobacco product is prohibited in all District buildings,...

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Chuck Roberts and Charlie Zine reach the dock Monday, July 23 in Ottawa at the end of their eight-day, 202-mile trip in Ottawa at the confluence of the Fox River and Illinois River.

Following the flow down Fox River: All 202 miles

By Charlie Zine –  Editor’s note: Charlie Zine and Chuck Roberts completed an eight-day, 202-mile journey from Colgate, Wis. to Ottawa and finished Monday, July 23. There were two photos on the front page of The Voice last week. Here is Charlie Zine’s focus on the trip. I have enjoyed...

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• Fox River Cleanup: The Village of Oswego’s ECO Commission will be a partner with the Prairie State Canoeists and Water Trail Keepers to clean up the bank of the Fox River Saturday, Aug. 4, and is seeking volunteers to clean the banks of the Oswego and Montgomery riverfront, collecting...

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Following the flow of the Fox River: All 202 miles

Chuck Roberts, left, and Charlie Zine, celebrate the completion of their eight-day journey down the Fox River through Elgin and Aurora to Ottawa at the confluence of the Fox River and Illinois River, a journey of 202 miles. Roberts is former president of the Friends of the Fox. Zine is...

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China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees

Loraine Cho of EcoWatch reports: “Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced plans for a major reforestation project: Growing 6.66 Million hectares of new forests this year, an area roughly the size of Ireland. “To achieve this goal, China reassigned more than 60,000 soldiers to plant the trees. According to...

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GoFundMe page for Fox Valley Trolley Museum

Last week the Fox Valley Trolley Museum in South Elgin was vandalized by two minors and there was $110,000 in damage to eight cars. The museum has created a GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/fox-river-trolley-museum, for those who are willing or wish to make donations to help cover the costs of these repairs....

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• Fox River Cleanup: The Village of Oswego’s ECO Commission will be a partner with the Prairie State Canoeists and Water Trail Keepers to clean up the bank of the Fox River Saturday, Aug. 4, and is seeking volunteers to clean the banks of the Oswego and Montgomery riverfront, collecting...

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Montgomery recycling event 9 A.M. to noon Saturday

The next quarterly recycling event in Montgomery will offer paper shredding! The recycling event will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works facility, 891 Knell Road in Montgomery. Paper shredding will be available from 9 a.m. until noon. During the event, Montgomery residents can...

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• Fox River Cleanup: The Village of Oswego’s ECO Commission will be a partner with the Prairie State Canoeists and Water Trail Keepers to clean up the bank of the Fox River Saturday, Aug. 4, and is seeking volunteers to clean the banks of the Oswego and Montgomery riverfront, collecting...

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Oswego East High School freshman Akshar Kota requests the city of Aurora government consider using solar street lights

Oswego East High School Freshman suggests City of Aurora to install Solar Street Lights

Oswego East High School freshman Akshar Kota requests the city of Aurora government consider using solar street lights. He spoke at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He said in 1908 Aurora adopted the nickname “City of Lights” and we should adopt available technology and become the City of Solar...

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• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program one-day event will be Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. There will be document shredding available with a limit of four boxes. Electronics, books, and latex paint will be accepted at...

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City of Aurora government’s partnership with the Will County government for free electronics recycling event

Workers brave 90+ degree heat in the city of Aurora government’s partnership with the Will County government to fill four semi-trailers with used electronics at a free electronics recycling event, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the city’s of Aurora’s public parking Lot W, 309 N. River Street....

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In memory of Fran Caffee, Butterfly and Burr Oak

The release of a butterfly that had just emerged from its cocoon is an appropriate way to honor the life of the late Fran Caffee at Fox Valley Park District’s Blackberry Farm Sunday. A Burr Oak tree was planted on Caffee’s memory and it should live for 300 years. Its...

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• Kane County’s Recycling collection event: The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program one-day event will be Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at 540 S. Randall Road. There will be document shredding available with a limit of four boxes. Electronics, books, and latex paint will be accepted at...

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Montgomery 100th municipality to endorse consensus goals of Greenest Region Compact

Edith Makra, director of Environmental Initiatives for the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, based in Chicago, presents a certificate to Montgomery Village president Matt Brolley at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday. The certificate proclaims Montgomery is the 100th municipality to pass a resolution to endorse the consensus goals of the Greenest...

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• Aurora Electronic Recycling: The City of Aurora, in partnership with Will County, will be host to a free Electronics Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30 in the City’s public parking Lot W, 309 N. River Street. All items are free to recycle, including televisions,...

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• Restoration at Bliss Woods: A habitat restoration work day will be held at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Pulling garlic mustard and hedge parsley will be on the agenda. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves, and sturdy shoes....

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One Year Later

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV meteorologist and West Aurora High School graduate, offers remarks at U.S. congressman Bill Foster’s seminar Saturday on a one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Accord. The event was at the One E. Benton Building, the former Aurora Public Library building, in Aurora. Foster...

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