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November

Chicago Wilderness biennial Congress

November 15, 2012

Location: The Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago, 725 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL

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October

Cities Alive

October 17-20, 2012

Location: Congress Hotel and Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner

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GreenTown Highland Park

October 18-19, 2012

Location: Art Center, Downtown Highland Park, IL

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder

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Built Environment Showcase Today and Tomorrow

October 25, 2012

Location: Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

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GreenTown Toledo

October 26, 2012

Location: SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo, OH

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder

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September 2012

ASLA 2012 Annual Conference

September 28 - October 1, 2012

Location: Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner

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GreenTown Valparaiso

September 28, 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Harre Union, Valparaiso University

Speaker: Tom Price, Principal Civil/Water Resource Engineer

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June 2012

Illinois City/County Management Association Summer Conference 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Location: Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort, Galena, Illinois

Topic: Sustainability and Your Return on Investment

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner

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Fox River Water Reclamation District (FRWRD) Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Administration and Laboratory Facility

Monday, June 25, 2012

Location: Fox River Water Reclamation District, South Elgin, IL


 

May 2012

U.S. Green Building Council Spring Gathering

May 5, 2012

Location: Lost Valley Visitor Center, Richmond, IL


AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition

May 17, 2012

Location: Washington DC

Topic: Practicing SITES: A Roundtable on Lessons Learned from the First Pilot Projects

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner

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Illinois City/County Management Association Summer Conference 2012

May 28, 2012

Location: Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort, Galena, Illinois

Topic: Sustainability and Your Return on Investment

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner

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April 2012


ASLA Minnesota Making Waves | Changing Course

Friday, April 20, 2012

Location: Science Museum of Minnesota

Topic: Integrated Water-Based Ecological Design

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner

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2012 National Main Streets Conference

April 1-2, 2012

Location: Baltimore, MA

Topic: Increasing downtown livability through sustainable water management practices

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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March 2012


2012 IAFSM (Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management) Conference

March 14-15, 2012

Location: InterContinental Chicago O'Hare

Speaker: Thomas Price, Principal Hydrologist/Civil Engineer, CDF

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January 2012


Illinois Park and Recreation Association Annual Meeting

January 27, 2012

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago

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November 2011


CitiesAlive 2011

November 30 - December 2, 2011

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Topic: Gaining Strategic Advantage Through Integrated Design (12/2, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm); Introduction to Sustainable Sites (12/2, 2:30 - 4:00 pm)

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition

November 2, 2011: 1:00-2:15 pm

Location: Atlanta, GA

Topic: Sustainable Sites: Parks and Play Spaces

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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October 2011


Costs of Green and Gray Stormwater Infrastructure

October 25, 2011, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location: NIU Outreach Center, 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Speaker: Thomas Price, Principal Civil/Water Resource Engineer

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Fall 2011 Upper Midwest APA Annual Conference

October 19-20, 2011

Location: The River Center, Davenport, Iowa

Speaker: Thomas Price, Principal Civil/Water Resource Engineer

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GreenTown: Pioneering Healthy and Sustainable Communities

October 12, 2011; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder

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Society of College and University Planning - Integrated Planning for the New Student Experience

October 10-12, 2011

Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder

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Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

October 4-7, 2011

Location: Toronto, Canada

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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13th Biennial Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois Rivers System

October 4-6, 2011

Location: Hotel Pere Marquette, Peoria, Illinois

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder

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September 2011


Council of State Community Development Agencies Conference

September 19-21, 2011

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder - Keynote

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Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Partnership Brown Bag Briefing

September 22, 2011

Location: Warren Township Offices, Gurnee

Speaker: Thomas Price, Principal Civil/Water Resource Engineer

 

August 2011


Institute of Transportation Engineering 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibit

August 16, 2011; 10:00-11:30 am

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Topic: Green Streets Infrastructure – An Innovative Approach to Sustainable Places

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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July 2011


Unilock presents Sustainable Paving Solutions for Cities, Communities, and Campuses

July 26, 2011

Location: University of Illinois -Chicago, 214 Student Center East, 750S. Halsted, Chicago, IL

Topic: Developing a new, sustainable downtown: West Union, IA

Speaker: Thomas Price, Principal Civil Engineer/Hydrologist, CDF

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June 2011

Unilock Accredited Permeable Paver Seminar

June 15, 2011; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:Center for Architecture, New York, NY

Topic: Overview of Permeable Pavers Permeable Paver Research: Does It Work?, Maintaining Permeable Pavers Basic Design Tips

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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Unilock Accredited Permeable Paver Seminar

June 14, 2011; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Ethan Allen Inn, Danbury CT

Topic: Overview of Permeable Pavers Permeable Paver Research: Does It Work?, Maintaining Permeable Pavers Basic Design Tips

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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May 2011

 Sustainable Settled Melbourne:  Urban Growth & Renewal

May 24, 2011

Location: Victoria University. Melbourne, Australia

Topic:  Sustainable Communities Case Studies

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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Designed for Change: Creating Adaptable Urban Places

May 18-19, 2011

Location: Canberra, Australia

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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AIA Convention 2011

May 12-14, 2011

Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

Topic:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF;Lucinda Sanders, The Olin Studio; Debra Guenther, Mithun

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April 2011

Green Town: The Future of Community
April 28, 2011; 1:15-2:15 pm
Location: The Centre in Downtown Elgin, 100 Symphony Way Elgin, IL 60120
Topic:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Connecting the Land to the Building
Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF; Keven Graham, Planning Resources; Terry Warriner Ryan, Jacobs/Ryan Associates
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 USGBC - Illinois Chapter Advocate Healthcare Environmental Stewardship Story and Lutheran General Hospital Tower

April 20, 2011

Location: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 West Dempster Street Park Ridge, IL

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Green Infrastructure Maintenance Conference
April 13, 2011; 9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Location: iHotel and Conference Center, 1900 South First Street Champaign, IL 61820
Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Living Architecture Regional Symposium
April 11-12, 2011

Location:  Ronald Reagan Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF
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University of Arkansas Department of Landscape Architecture

April 4-6, 2011

Location:  120 Vol Walker Hall Fayetteville, AR 72701

Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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Green Wednesday in the Village

April 6, 2011; 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

Topic:  Transition: from Dependency to Local Resilience

Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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February 2011

Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association (MELA) Conference

February 17, 2011

Location: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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Urban Innovation Symposium at UIC and Work Studio

February 4, 2011

Location: UIC Campus, 750 S. Halsted, Student Center East, Rm. 605 & 302

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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January 2011

ILCA Mid-AM Midwinter Conference

January 20, 2011

Location: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Topic: Sustainable Landscapes: Building with the Sustainable Sites Initiative

Speaker: David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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November 2010

Vancouver Cities Alive 2010

November 30 - December 3, 2010

Location: Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, British Columbia

Topic:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative, Integrated Design, Green Infrastructure in Urban Settings

Speaker:   David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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The Corridor General Membership Meeting

November 23, 2010

Location:  Harley-Davidson University, Milwaukee, WI

Topic: Milwaukee 30th Street Corridor

Speaker:  Jason Navota, Urban and Environmental Planner

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Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

November 17-19, 2010

Location:  McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL

 

Topic:  Mannahatta & The Mtigwaaki: Learning from Ecological and Indigenous History to Remake Our Cities

Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF; Bill Browning, Terrapin Bright Green, Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society

 

Topic:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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T&DI/ASCE Green Streets & Highways Conference

November 14-17, 2010

Location: Renaissance Denver Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Topic: Iowa Green Streets Pilot Project, West Union, Iowa

Speaker: Thomas Price, Principal Hydrologist/Civil Engineer

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October

Elmhurst League of Women Voters Public Meeting

October 27, 2010, 7:00 pm

Location: Elmhurst Public Library

Topic:  Sustainable Stormwater Management in Elmhurst

Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder

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Openlands 2010 Annual Luncheon

October 22, 2010

Location:  The Fairmont, Chicago

 

Green Pilot Streetscape Groundbreaking Ceremony

October 21, 2010

Location: West Union, Iowa

 

Water: Friend or Foe

October 21, 2010

Location:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Speaker:  Thomas Price, Principal Hydrologist/Civil Engineer

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Plants of the Chicago Region 

October 20, 2010

Location: Elawa Farm, Lake Forest, Illinois

Topic: Plants of the Chicago Region

Speaker: Gerould Wilhelm, Principal Botanist/Ecologist

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September

 

2010 APA Illinois Chapter Conference

September 22-24, 2010

Location:   Marriot Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, IL

Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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Clean Water and Climate Adaptation Summit 2010

September 16-17, 2010

Location:  University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN

Topic:  Water-Centric Design: Restoring Nature's Balance

Speaker:   James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo

September 11, 2010; 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Location:   Washington D.C.

Topic:  Applying the SITES Rating System:  Lessons From First Pilot Projects

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF; Deb Guenther, Mithun; Jose Alminana, Andropogon Associates; Jacob Blue, Applied Ecological Associates, Inc.

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Central Illinois Green Expo

September 10, 2010; 11:30 am - 12:45 pm; 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Location: Illinois Central College - East Peoria Campus

Topic:  Green Infrastructure for Main Street and Beyond; Sustainable Sites for the New Millennium

Speaker:  Thomas Price, Principal Hydrologist/Civil Engineer

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Oakland County Building Sustainable Communities Seminar

September 7, 2010; 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Location:   Oakland County, Michigan

Topic:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative

Speaker:  Patrick Judd, CDF and David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF


August

 

Trial Garden and Plant Health Field Day 

August 4, 2010; 8:45 am

Location:  Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, WI

Topic:  Water:  The Key to Sustainable Design

Speaker:  James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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July

 

Elmhurst Green Fest 2010

July 31, 2010; 10:30 - 11:30 am

Location:  Wilder Mansion, Elmhurst, IL

Topic:  Water: The Key to Sustainable Design

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, CDF

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June

 

AIA 2010 National Convention

June 10, 2010; 4:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida

Topic:  Landscape Architecture and High Performance Buildings

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

AIA 2010 National Convention

 

Michigan Stormwater Management Seminar

June 11, 2010; 1:15 - 2:45 pm

Location:  Ann Arbor, Michigan

Topic:  Green Stormwater Practices

Speaker:  Patrick Judd, CDF

 

May

 

Connecticut Chapter ASLA Sustainable Sites Initiative

May 13, 2010; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:  Jones Auditorium, Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT

Topic:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative: An In-Depth Look into a Transformative Approach to Land Development and Management Practices

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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April 2010

 

Racine Kenosha Master Gardener Association meeting

April 26, 2010, 7:00 pm

LocationCATI Center for Advanced Technology, Sturtevant, WI

 

TopicWater – The Key to Sustainable Design

Speaker:  James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF

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Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Lecture

April 21, 2010

Location:  IIT, 3255 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

Topic:  Design for Sustainable Systems

Speaker:  James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF

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Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Lecture

April 14, 2010; reception 6:00-7:00 pm, lecture 7:00-8:00 pm

Location:  IIT, 3255 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

Topic:  Water as Art in the Landscape

Speaker:  Herbert Dreiseitl, Atelier Dreiseitl

 

Unilock UniExpo 2010

April 9, 2010; 9:00 am

Location:  Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, Marlborough, MA

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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Green Infrastructure + Sustainable Urban Design

for Public Officials + Community Stakeholders

April 9, 2010; 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Location:  Illinois Central College Main Campus, East Peoria, IL

Speaker:  James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF

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March 2010

 

Northwest Scientific Association 2010 Annual Meeting

Joint meeting with Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership and Northwest Lichenologists

March 24-27, 2010

Location:   Centralia College,Centralia, Washington

Speaker:   Dr. Gerould S. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Principal of Environmental Services, CDF

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Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter Lecture on Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design

March 18, 2010; 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:  Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois
Topic:  Alternative ways to manage rain water
Speaker:  Trish Beckjord, CDF
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter

 

Ecosystems in Harmony

March 7, 2010; 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, IL

Topic:  Ravine ecology and responding to change

Speaker:   Dr. Gerould S. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Principal of Environmental Services, CDF

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February 2010

 

Xeriscape 15th Water Conservation Conference

February 25-26, 2010

Location:   Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF and Dr. Gerould S. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Principal of Environmental Services, CDF

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MELA/Chicago Botanic Garden Winter Conference

February 25, 2010

Location:  Chicago Botanic Gardens, Chicago, Illinois

Topic:  The Human Health Component

Speaker:  Dr. Gerould S. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Principal of Environmental Services, CDF

MELA

Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Beyond the Basics:  Green Infrastructure for Clean Water

February 18, 2010

Location:  Bobak’s Signature Events Woodridge, IL

Speaker:  James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF and David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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Autumn Tree Care Experts, Inc. Seminar

February 16, 2010

Location: 3520 Commercial Drive, Northbrook, IL

Topic:  Taking LEED Outside:  The Sustainable Sites Initiative

Speaker: James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF

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January 2010

 

IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference

January 28-30, 2019

Location:   Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Topic:  Integrating Water Quality Issues in Parks, Session #209

Speaker:  Tom Price, Principal Civil Engineer/Hydrologist, CDF

 

Topic:  Converting Turf Grass Lawns to Native Prairie Landscapes, Session #210

Speakers: Jason Cooper and Ken Willis, CDF

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MidAm Trade Show - Sustainability Education Track
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI) Overview
January 20-22, 2010
Location:  McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois
Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

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December 2009

 

Using Bio/Infiltration to Improve Stormwater Management
Session 1: “Green Roofs: Where and when to consider them, How they work, Design options”
Session 2: “Porous Pavement: Where and when to consider them, Design; Construction, Maintenance”
December 7-8, 2009
Location:  The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin
Speaker:  Thomas Price, PE, CDF
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November 2009 

 

Unilock Permeable Pavers Lecture

Unilock Seminar Series

Monday, November 16, 2009
Location:  New York, New York

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

 

Chicago Wilderness Sustainability Team Meeting

James Patchett discusses the Iowa Green Streets Pilot Project in West Union, Iowa.

Friday, November 13, 2009; 9:30-11:00 am
Location:  Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, 8th Floor, Willis (Sears) Tower

Speaker:  James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF

Chicago Wilderness

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Chicago Botanic Garden Publication Education Course

The health of an ecosystem is directly related to consilience. Dr. Wilehlelm will use the Garden’s native prairie, woodland and riverbank landscapes to illustrate consilience and consinity.

Tuesday November 10, 2009; 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:  CBG Plant Science Center, Seminar Room B
Speaker:  Dr. Gerould S. Wilhelm, Ph.D. Principal of Environmental Services, CDF
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Growing the Greenways Plan and Trail Conference 
Luncheon keynote speaker 
November 6, 2009
Location:  Normal, Illinois 
Speaker:  James Patchett, Founder and President, CDF  

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October 2009 

 

Water: The Key to Sustainable Design

October 20, 2009
Location:  The Johnson Foundation Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, WI

Speaker:  James Patchett, CDF

The Johnson Foundation


CitiesAlive World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress    
Sustainable Sites Initiative & Integrated Design Challenges
October 19 - 21 2009
Location:  Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto Canada
Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF
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University of Michigan Landscape Architecture Program Centennial Celebration.

Keynote Address: Integrated Sustainable Site Design

October 9, 2009

Location:  U of M School of Natural Resources, 1040 Samuel Trask Dana Building Ann Arbor, Michigan

Speaker:  Andi Cooper, CDF

LA 100 Year Centennial

 

2009 Tennessee ASLA and Middle Tennessee Chapter USGBC Conference: “Growing A Deeper Knowledge”

Keynote Address: Integrated Sustainable Site Design

October 7-9, 2009

Location:  Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN

Speaker:  David Yocca, CDF

 

Save the Dunes Council Annual Dinner    

Keynote Address

Sunday, October 4, 2009; 10:30

Location:  Redmill County Park, 0185 South Homesville Road, Laporte, Indiana 46350

Speaker:  Gerould Wilhelm Ph. D.

Save the Dunes

 

LEED Extra Credit Presentation - Building Site Ecology
October 1, 2009

Location:  Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL
Speaker:  Tom Price, CDF

Chicago Center for Green Technology
 

September 2009

 

USGBC Chicago Chapter – Monthly Lecture Series    
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI) Overview
September 29, 2009

Speaker:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF

Sustainable Sites Initiative

 

Creating Thriving Communities Conference: Reconnecting the Economy, Environment & Affordability

“Sustainable Urban Redevelopment: Josie Heights-Milwaukee”

Friday September 11, 2009; 8:30-3:30 pm

Location:  Boulder Ridge Country Club, 350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Speakers:  David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, CDF; John Norquist, President of Congress for New Urbanism, Opening Keynote; Doug Farr, Closing Keynote

For More Info:  Contact Deanna_Glosser@comcast.net or 217-629-8949

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2009 ASLA Annual Convention: Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People

"Creating Sustainable Landscapes by Interweaving Ecosystem Restoration and Ecological Design"

Friday September 18, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:  McCormick Place Lakeside Center; Chicago, Illinois

Speaker:  Andrea Cooper, CDF

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2009 ASLA Annual Convention: Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People

The Ecology and Culture of Water - Revisited

September 18-21, 2009

Location:  McCormick Place Lakeside Center; Chicago, Illinois

Speaker:  James Patchett, CDF, Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, CDF

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2009 ASLA Annual Convention: Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People

"The Sustainable Sites Initiative Performance Benchmarks: An Integrated Approach"

Sunday September 20, 2009; 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:  McCormick Place Lakeside Center; Chicago, Illinois

Speaker:  David Yocca, CDF, with Meg Calkins and Frederick Steiner

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Daniel Burnham Sustainability Conference

September 21-23, 2009
Forest Preserve District of Cook County host 3-day Daniel Burnham Sustainability Conference. Keynote speech by Dr. David Orr on Monday evening will kick off the event. The University of IL Sustainability Team and Conservation Design Forum will lead a two day public workshop to prepare goals that ensure long-term District sustainability.

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Upper Mississippi River Conference – Weaving multiple uses into sustainable river communities    

Keynote Address

September 23-25, 2009

Location:  I wireless Center, Moline, IL

Speaker:  James Patchett

River Action

 

August 2009

 

Independent Garden Center Show
Green Roof Tour
August 17, 2009
Location:  Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Speaker:  Andi Cooper, CDF
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EPA/HUD Orientation to Sustainable Environmental Assessment
Sustainable Rainwater Management
Monday August 10, 2009
Location:  EPA Office,12th Floor, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
Speaker:  Andi Cooper, CDF

 

May 2009

 

American Society of Irrigation Consultants 2009 Annual Conference: Weathering the Storm
"The Sustainable Sites Initiative"
May 2-4, 2009
Location: St. Augustine, FL; Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
Speaker: David Yocca, CDF
American Society of Irrigation Consultants

2009 Water Conference Report

 

Michigan State University - Center for Water Sciences Stormwater Workshop Series
Stormwater Weather and Stormwater Impacts: Keeping Michigan Clean and Green
May 15, 2009; 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: MSU Henry Center for Executive Development in East Lansing
Speaker: Patrick Judd, CDF
Center for Water Sciences

Central States Conference
Sustainable Design
May 2009
Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, Conservation Design Forum

April 2009

 

Harvard Graduate School of Design Sustainable Urbanism Conference
The conference will bring together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, politicians and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future.
April 3-5, 2009
Ecological Urbanism


Uni-Lock Annual Professional Design Seminar
Permeable Pavers - Looking Back to Go Forward
Monday April 20, 2009; 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Dominican University Martin Hall, 7900 North Division, River Forest, IL
Speaker: James Patchett, CDF
Info: Call Kim Miller, 630.892.9191 x.212 or Email Kim Miller

"De-mystifying Rain Gardens"
April 21, 2009; 11:30-12:30
Location: Ball Horticultural Company; 622 Town Road, West Chicago, IL
Speaker: Trish Beckjord, CDF
Info: 1-800 879-2255

Queens Botanical Gardening Days: A 3-day extravaganza of programs, food, green shopping, and lectures
The 168 Elm Pilot Project - A sustainable approach to residential landscapes
Friday - Sunday; April 24-26, 2009
Location: The Queens Botanic Garden, Queens, New York
Speaker: Marcus de la fleur, CDF
Queens Botanical Gardens

March 2009

 

University of Minnesota HWS Cleveland Fund Lecture
March 8-11, 2009
Location: University Of Minnesota College of Design. Ralph Raphson Hall, 89 Church Street
Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, Conservation Design Forum
For More Info: Call 612.626.6385

AIA Chicago Lecture Series
Water: Getting Back to Our Roots
March 11, 2009
Location: AIA Chicago Office; 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Speaker: Marcus De La Fleur, Conservation Design Forum
AIA Chicago

SPROUT Annual Conference "Soak It Up: Phytotechnology Solutions for Water Challenges"

The conference will raise awareness and provide education about plant based solutions for wastewater and stormwater challenges.
March 30, 2009

Location: The Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton, Oregon
Speaker: Keynote Address by Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, PhD., Conservation Design Forum
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US Green Building Council- Chicago West Suburban Chapter Lecture
The Sustainable Sites Initiative
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Location: Barretts Home Theatre, 576 South IL Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540
Speaker: David Yocca - Principal, Conservation Design Forum
USGBC Chicago

Midewin-Burnham Legacy Project Charrette
40-50 volunteers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Burnham Plan for Chicago by participating with our allied professionals in Planning and Architecture in preparing design concepts for the Midewin Tall Grass Prairie.
Saturday, March 21st
Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon, IL
For more Info: Email Jose Magan @ Lindengroup.com

CONVERGE : EXCHANGE: What communities, activists and designers can teach each other - a Chicago Dialogue
Topic: The symposium includes an evening lecture and a daylong discussion about the expanding roles of architecture, the design community, community organizations and activists collaborating to create successful Chicago neighborhoods.
March 18-19, 2009
Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Egan Center at DePaul University
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NIRPC - Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development in Northwest Indiana
A workshop for consultants, developers, and engineers
Tuesday March 17, 2009

Location: Radisson Hotel a the Star Plaza, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, IN
Speakers: James Patchett, Jason Navota, Tom Price - Conservation Design Forum

City of Milwaukee Green Roof Symposium
General design and implementation of green roof systems
Wednesday March 11, 2009
Location: Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1025 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI
Speaker: Keynote Address by Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, PhD., Conservation Design Forum
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February 2009

 

Chicago Wilderness Conference: Wild Things 2009
The hydrologic cycle and the importance of integrated water resource planning in restoration projects
Saturday February 7, 2009
Location: University of Chicago
Speaker: Jim Patchett, Conservation Design Forum
Chicago Wilderness Conference


Tri-State Greenspace Conference
February 11, 2009
Location: Bev's on the River, 1110 Larsen Park Rd, Sioux City, Iowa

Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, Conservation Design Forum
For More Info: Email Linda Erickson at lerick@iastate.edu

AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment Lecture Series
Bringing Sustainability into the Landscape
Tuesday February 17, 2009
Location: AIAChicago Office. Located at 35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 250
Speaker: David Yocca, Conservation Design Forum
AIA Chicago

"Thinking Spring at the Oaks" Lecture
Examples of Living Sustainably
February 19, 2009
Location: The Oaks at St. Charles, Illinois
Speaker: Trish Beckjord, Conservation Design Forum

IIT - MLA Program
On-Site water storage and wetland restoration and creation
February 23, 2009
Location: IIT Chicago Campus
Speaker: Ryan Wilson, Conservation Design Forum

January 2009

 

Wild Ones Seedling Northern Kane County Chapter Lecture
Seven Steps to Sustainability at Home
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Location: Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Elgin, IL

 

Speaker: Trish Beckjord, CDF

Stewardship Network Conference 2009
Keynote Address. The Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems
January 23-24, 2009
Location: Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Speaker: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, Principal Botanist and Ecologist, CDF
More about the Stewardship Network

 

 

December 2008

 

Trees Forever Annual Conference: Woodland Legacy Symposium
Keynote Address: Opportunities to reframe ideas and rebuild our communities as "green" - economically and environmentally
December 4, 2008
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, Conservation Design Forum
More about Trees Forever


Ecological Design & Conservation Development: Durability, quality of life, and long-term cost-savings

December 9, 2008, 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: University of Northern Iowa, CEE Auditorium, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, Conservation Design Forum
Info: Free to the public. Contact Ron Gaines 268-5171 or Kamyar Enshayan 273-7575
More about the lecture


2008 Iowa Disaster Recovery Conference
December 9-10, 2008
Location: Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241
Speaker: James Patchett, President and Founder, Conservation Design Forum
For More Info: Call 515.242.4761 or email: enviroassist@iowalifechanging.com

 

 

November 2008

 

GreenBuild 2008: U.S. Green Building Council’s International Conference and Expo

Water-centric Site Design- The Path to More Sustainable Places

Wednesday November 19, 4:00-5:30

Location:  Boston, MA

Speaker:  David Yocca, CDF; Tom Price, CDF; Jonathan Todd

More Info

 

Georgia Tech Student Planning Association 2008 World Town Planning Day Lecture
Water Centric Design - The Path to More Sustainable Places
Monday, November 10, 2008

Speakers: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, Principal Botanist and Ecologist, CDF David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect, CDF
Location:
Georgia Tech University College of Architecture Auditorium
For More Info: Contact Brian Smart at bsmart@gatech.edu

 

Ground Water Federation 2008 National Conference: Going Green for Groundwater
Groundwater: An Important Aspect of Green Programs
Thursday November 18-20, 2008
Location: Desert Hot Springs, California, Miracle Springs Resort
Speaker: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, CDF
More about the Conference


GreenBuild 2008: U.S. Green Building Council’s International Conference and Expo
Topic: Water-centric Site Design- The Path to More Sustainable Places
Wednesday November 19, 4:00-5:30
Location: Boston, MA
Speaker: David Yocca, CDF; Tom Price, CDF; Jonathan Todd
More about the GreenBuild Expo

Kendall County Planning Consortium
Prairie Landscaping
Thursday November 20, 2008; 7:00 pm

Location: Oswego Village Hall, Oswego Village Hall, Oswego, Illinois
Speaker: Trish Beckjord, Associate, Landscape Architect, CDF
 

 

October 2008

 

University of WI Department of Engineering Professional Development

Designing Bio/Infiltration Best management Practices for Stormwater Quality Improvement

October 6-7, 2008

Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Speaker: Tom Price, CDF

 

ASLA National Convention

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Hydrology

October 6-8, 2008

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF; Tom Price, CDF

More Info

 

Earth Summit

Residential Sustainability

October 11, 2008

Location: Wheaton Franciscan Campus, Wheaton, Illinois Speaker: Trish Beckjord, CDF

 

 

September 2008

 

Kansas State University on Urban Sustainability

Monday September 8, 2008

Location:  Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Speaker: Jim Patchett, CDF

 

US EPA Brownfield Conference: "From Brown to Green: Sustainable Development of Contaminated Properties"

Tuesday September 9, 2008

Location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Topic: Plenary Speaker

Speaker: Jim Patchett, CDF

 

The Conservation Foundation Conference

September 10, 2008

Location: Waubonsee Community College, Waubonsee IL

Speaker: Jason Navota, CDF

More Info

 

AIA 2008 Professional Development Conference

Green Infrastructure Round Table. "Conservation Planning: Collaborating with the Land"

Thursday September 11, 2008; 3:30-5:00

Location: Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Speaker: Jim Patchett, CDF; Terry Guen, TGDA; Robert Newport, US EPA

More Info

 

Going Green: Sustainable Communities and Farms

September 11-12, 2008

Location: Olympia Conference Center, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Speaker: Gerould Wilhelm, CDF

More Info

 

Recycling, Reusing and Managing Stormwater: Using Low Impact Development Practices to Reduce Flooding and Recharge Ground Water

"The Nature of Water and Introduction to Infiltration"

"Low Impact Development Functions and Practices"

September 17, 2008

Location: University Center, College of Lake County

Speaker: Jason Navota, CDF; Jim Patchett, CDF

More Info

 

 

August 2008

 

22nd Annual Iowa Downtown Summit - Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the Federal Home Loan Bank

Preservation based downtown revitalization that is relevant to rural, mid-sized and urban communities

August 26-27, 2008

Location: Charles City, IA

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF

 

July 2008

 

Metropolitan Planning Organization and Council of Governments - Academy for Sustainable Communities Leadership Series

Sustainable Design

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Location: Kansas City, MO

Speaker: Gerould Wilhelm, PhD

More Info

 

American Planning Association (APA) Luncheon Series
Water-Centric Site Design- The Path to More Sustainable Places

July 30, 2008

Location: Chicago, IL

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF

More Info

  

June 2008

 

Greening the Heartland: Water-centric Site Design- The Path to More Sustainable Places

June 22-24, 2008

Location: St. Louis, MO

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF; Tom Price, CDF

More Info

 

May 2008

 

Lake Michigan Watershed Academy Conference: Regional Police and Implementation to Address Lake Michigan Water Quality.

Stormwater Management and Conservation Design

May 20-22, 2008

Location: The Calumet Conference Center; Purdue University, Calumet

Speaker: James Patchett, CDF

More Info

 

 

April 2008

 

2008 Green Tuesdays in the Village of Oak Park, IL

Integrated Human/Natural Landscapes

Tuesday April 15, 2008

Location: Oak Park Public Library – Small Meeting Room

Speaker: James Patchett, CDF

More Info

Contact Michael Iverson 708.383.1189 for further info.

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center 5th Annual Water Law, Policy and Science Conference. "Water Quality Challenges in the Great Plains"

Water Quality Issues Important to Nebraska and the Great Plains

Tuesday April 22 & Wednesday April 23, 2008

Location: Embassy Suites, Lincoln, Nebraska

Speaker: James Patchett, CDF, Keynote Presentation: "Emerging Culture of Green Roof Technology"

Sponsored by: the Sustainable Sites Initiative

UNL Water Center

 

Reclaiming the Ravines: Protecting Lake Michigan’s Ecological Treasures

Management Techniques for Ravine Owners and Municipalities

Thursday April 24, 2008

Location: Chicago Botanic Garden

Speaker: Tom Price, PE – Conservation Design Forum

More Info

 

Root River Watershed Exhibit and Lecture

A Watershed History with A Vision For Tomorrow

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Location: Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, Mequon, Wisconsin

Speakers: Gerry Wilhelm, Conservation Design Forum

Margot Mazur, Caerulean Collaborative

More Info

 

March 2008

 

2008 Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management conference

"Retrofitting Urban Areas using Bioswales and Raingardens"

March 12, 2008

Location:  Tinley Park, Illinois

Speaker: Eric Otto, PE, CDF; Julia Kennedy, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Visit Official IAFSM Website

 

Dubuque, IA Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) "Put A "LID" On It! Low Impact Development Workshop"

Keynote Presentation

March 13, 2008; 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Speaker:  James Patchett, CDF, Keynote Presentation: "Emerging Culture of Green Roof Technology"

Sponsored by: the Sustainable Sites Initiative


CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) Chicago Chapter Meeting: Rainwater Management

March 25, 2008; 6:30 PM 

Location: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago IL

Speaker: James Patchett, CDF, Keynote Presentation: "Emerging Culture of Green Roof Technology"

Sponsored by: the Sustainable Sites Initiative

CSI Chicago

 

2008 Illinois ASLA Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) Review Session

March 29, 2008; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: DePaul University Naperville Campus – Room 206

Instructors: Jason Cooper, RLA, CDF; Andrea Cooper, RLA, CDF

 

February 2008

 

2008 Maryland Contractors Association Winter Workshop: Grow in Winter

Ecological Vegetated Roof Systems—The Emerging Culture of Green Roofs

February 12-14, 2008

Location: Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center, Elliott City, Maryland

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF

Landscape Contractors Association


Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Conference: One Drop at a Time, New Resourceful Paradigms for the Small Scale

February 12-14, 2008

Location: The Penn State Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA

Speaker: Marcus de la fleur, CDF

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association

 

10th annual Autumn Tree Care Experts Seminar: Sustainable Rainwater Management, Ecological Restoration, and Green

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Location: Chicago Botanic Garden

Speaker: James Patchett, CDF

Autumn Tree 

 

Integrating Habitats Design Competition – Design

February 21, 2008

Location: Fields Ballroom, Portland Art Museum

Speaker: James Patchett, CDF

More about the Competition

 

DuPage Area Engineers Week Speakers Forum Seminar

February 21, 2008

Location: IL Institute of Technology (IIT) Rice Campus

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF

Award Ceremony Feb. 26

 

Green Matters: Environment, Ethics, Education.

"Emerging Culture of Green Roof Technology"

February 22, 2008

Location: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, MD

Speaker: Tom Price, CDF

Sponsored by: the Sustainable Sites Initiative

More about Green Matters

 

January 2008

 

2008 WESTERN Nursery and Landscape Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show
Keynote Presentation - "Emerging Culture of Green Roof Technology"

January 6-8, 2008

Location: Overland Park, Kansas

Speaker: David Yocca, CDF

Western Nursery & Landscape Association

 

DuPage Environmental Summit – Clean Water:  We Can't Live Without It. Water Conservation in Homes.

Monday, January 9, 2008

Location:  Benedictine University; Krasa Center; Lisle, IL

Speaker:  Marcus de la fleur, CDF

The Conservation Foundation

 


 

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