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A DOCTRINE OF SUSTAINABILITY  Gerould Wilhelm Director of Research Conservation Research Institute 185 S. York Elmhurst, IL 60126 Revised November 2011 There are at least seven First Principles that must be attended in all design programs, if we really are to sustain the ability for next generations to have at least as many choices for […]

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Conservation@Home  Early this year, our Northern Kane County Wild Ones invited Jim Kleinwachter of The Conservation Foundation of DuPage and Kane Counties to speak  about Conservation@Home, a program that helps property owners protect and create yards that are environmentally friendly. The following criteria is used for designation: Property must have some native plant components for […]

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DROUGHT The current drought situation has been aided by an overall persistence of unusually warm, dry weather. June of 2012 officially ranked as the 6th warmest on record in Chicago, while it was also the 5th driest.  WGN Meteorologist Paul Merzlock   We are, indeed, in a drought.  Trees are stressed; lawns are brown.  Prairies […]

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