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The Lake Calumet Wetlands
The Lake Calumet Wetlands
The Calumet region, covering southeast Chicago, some south suburbs, and northwest Indiana, is a place to experience nature like nowhere else in Chicago. Despite past environmental abuse and neglect, a variety of wildlife, including rare birds and flowers, has not given up on the Calumet Wetlands. Explore this site to find out why we shouldn’t either.
The Champaign County (Illinois) Audubon
We had an interesting board meeting (well, at least partially so)because we finished up by watching an "inspirational" short program fromthe National Audubon Society (NAS) discussing the future of the society.The NAS board is worried about the fact that the membership has not beenincreasing during the last decade and, consequently, the society'sfinancial position has been deteriorating.

Chicago Audobun Society
Membership is both for the National Audubon Society, and the Chicago Audubon Society. This includes subscriptions to both Audobun Magazine (published by NAS), and the Compass (published by CAS).

Illinois Natural Resources Information Network (INRIN)
Individual species profiles of 50+ birds with other helpful links.

The Chicagoland Environmental Network (CEN)
The Chicagoland Environmental Network (CEN) is an environmental resource helping people like you find out about environmental issues, volunteer opportunities, organizations, and resources in northeastern Illinois.

The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Sierra Club
Explore, Enjoy, Protect!(the chapters of the Illinois faction of the Sierra Club)

The Prairie Group of Illinios
The Prairie Group is the local group of the Sierra Club in east central Illinois. As is the goal of the national organization we are dedicated to protecting our local environment and increasing public awareness of environmental issues.

The River Prairie Group
The Sierra Club is a non-profit, member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public decisions -- legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

Shawnee Group
The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has defended national treasures like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. We've helped create national parks and establish laws to protect the environment.

Chicago Group of the Sierra Club
Call your state Representative and urge them to support Net Metering, HB 4628, to make solar power easier for home owners to install! They're voting this Wednesday, February 16. More Info!

Piasa Palisades Group
Membership meetings, which are open to the public, are the second Monday of every month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m. Our meeting location has changed. We are now meeting at the Unitarian Church at Third and Alby across from Alton City Hall.

SierraClub  Woods & Wetlands Group
The Woods and Wetlands group of the Sierra Club promotes enjoyment and protection of the local, state, and national environment in the north east Illinois region. The Group includes Sierra Club members in Lake and Northeastern Cook counties in Illinois. Woods & Wetlands Newsletter is published and mailed or e-mailed four times per year, free to Woods & Wetlands Group members.

Fifth Central Illinois Prairie Conference
The 5th Central Illinois Prairie Conference is sponsored by Grand Prairie Friends of Illinois, Parkland College, and the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Additional support was provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 2000.

Current laws in Illinois and in many other states are woefully inadequate to protect water quality, air quality, and property values.

The Illinois EPA
The Illinois General Assembly was the first state legislature in the nation to adopt a comprehensive Environmental Protection Act. It was signed into law by Governor Richard Ogilvie and became effective on July 1, 1970. As a part of that act, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was created.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The mission of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is to promote an understanding and appreciation of natural resources and to work with the people of Illinois to protect and manage Illinois' resources to ensure a high quality of life for present and future generations.

Illinois Conservation Foundation
Balancing the use of natural resources with their preservation is like walking a tightrope. It is a fine line. We want to make it to the end of the rope while still enjoying the thrill of the walk. But a great danger exists that we won't complete the journey unless we take steps to ensure a successfull crossing.

Illinois Environmental  Education Advancement  Consortium
The Illinois Environmental Education Advancement Consortium (IEEAC) is a partnership of professionals and agencies working to build environmental education (EE) capacity by supporting and strengthening a comprehensive EE program for the state of Illinois.

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