Online pre-registration has been closed, but walk-ins will be welcome.
Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's West Suburban Branch for an educational program about stormwater management and water efficient landscaping.
This event has been approved for 2.0 GBCI CE hours.
This event will cover issues and solutions related to water - efficiency and management. The panel will identify typical considerations for plant selection, challenges in rural environments, and principals of water efficient landscaping. Issues related to stormwater and how the landscape can remedy related environmental issues will be presented, as well as an overview of the US EPA's WaterSense program will be explained as an example of possible solutions to efficiently use and protect water supplies.
Case studies of gardens planted at Northwind Perennial Farm, Gurnee Park District, Olbrich Botanic Gardens, and University of Chicago will showcase projects that have reduced maintenance costs with the usage of native plantings. A case study of the O'Hare Modernization Project and the sustainable plantings incorporated there will also be showcased.
For directions to Ball Horticulture in West Chicago, click the following link - Directions to Ball in West Chicago.pdf.
For parking instructions, click the following link -Ball Campus Parking Map.pdf.