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Clean Water Festival set for Saturday at Marquette Park

GARY | During Gary’s 10th annual Clean Water Celebration Awareness Month, everyone is encouraged to head outdoors for a “Celebrating Our Coast” Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd. Free to the public, there will be canoeing, biking, hiking, creative ar…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Michigan water use regulations coming in 2014

PORTER | Users withdrawing water from the Lake Michigan basin may be required to comply with conservation and efficiency rules beginning in mid-2014.

September 21, 2013 6:34 pm

PSC is part of pilot program to reduce energy use

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College was selected as one of four community colleges in the state participating in the Behavior Change for Energy Efficiency Pilot Program, intended to reduce energy usage through the implementation of energy monitoring and behavior change techniques.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
Founder of Griffith Izaak Walton League marks 64 years with organization

Founder of Griffith Izaak Walton League marks 64 years with organization

GRIFFITH | Art and Eileen Janovsky know about commitment.

July 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Home energy efficiency

Home energy efficiency

November 29, 2012 1:40 pm
A tree grows in ... Lowell

A tree grows in ... Lowell

LOWELL | Students, teachers, and GFWC/IFC Lowell Woman’s Club members dug in recently to improve the Lowell Middle School grounds. Club Activities chairperson Terry Gasaway headed up a Woman’s Club’s Conservation service project by planting a fledgling tulip tree - Indiana’s state tree, Crim…

June 01, 2012 12:00 am
Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Scouts of Pack 773 and their parents prepare for the planting of trees at the Living Memorial on the Illinois side of Wolf Lake. In the front are Gio and Miguel Trejo, of Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood; David Meduga, also of Hegewisch; Jacob Kusar, of Chicago's East Side, and Brandon Myers…

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Bear Scout Eli Ford, left, of Hegewisch; Webelos I Scout Austin Crocker, of Whiting; and Wolf Scout Kyle Hendron, of the East Side, are ready to build a giant pinewood derby car with parts found during their cleanup of Boy Scout Road at Wolf Lake.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Austin Crocker, of Whiting, a Webleos I Cub Scout of Pack 773, stands with one of his finds of garbage off of Boy Scout Road at Wolf Lake.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

Scouts clean up around Wolf Lake

CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, which meets at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, and Boy Scouts of Troop 276, which meets at the American Legion in Lansing, spent a blustery Saturday morning on April 28 and joined forces for the 26th annual Wolf Lake Conservation Project.

May 03, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Retiree keeps busy with Izaak Walton League duties

Retiree keeps busy with Izaak Walton League duties

Bobby Wright, 77, has devoted the past 24 years to volunteering with the Izaak Walton League of America, 1532 E Main St., Griffith.

April 18, 2012 12:00 am

Conservancy district doesn't maintain those private roads

What letter writer Tom Banaszak fails to comprehend is that the Valparaiso Area Lakes Area Conservancy District is charged with providing sewer and water services to our customers and lake conservation and enhancement -- not road maintenance.

April 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Industry, environmental groups spar on ballast water rules

The Great Lakes shipping industry says it is pleased with a New York state environmental agency's decision to delay rules requiring vessel operators to meet the "most stringent" ballast water treatment in North America.

February 24, 2012 10:45 am
Building budget

Building budget

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January 29, 2012 12:00 am
Shirley Heinze Land Trust turns 30

Shirley Heinze Land Trust turns 30

MICHIGAN CITY | Dale Enquist may be president of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust's Board of Directors, but insists he is not the leader.

November 18, 2011 3:45 pm
Injured eagle transferred to wildlife center

Injured eagle transferred to wildlife center

Steve Herdklotz looks at a shot and wounded juvenile bald eagle at Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center near Durand, Ill. The injured eagle was found Oct. 30 and taken to an animal clinic in Streator. From Streator it was transferred to Hoo Haven. Ten shotgun pellets frac…

November 08, 2011 12:00 am

Conservation District hosts photo contest for students

CROWN POINT | Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring its annual photo contest, open to all students in grades 6 to 8.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am
Posters tell the story of forests

Posters tell the story of forests

CROWN POINT | More than 1,100 fourth- and fifth- graders submitted 708 entries in this year's annual poster contest sponsored by the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District. "Forest for People" was the theme.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

Keep costs contained: Holes in your ductwork, insulation or building envelope make it easy for conditioned air to escape. Patch them up to save on heating and cooling.

August 07, 2011 1:00 am
6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

Insulate yourself from high air conditioning costs by double-checking that every nook and cranny, including attics and crawlspaces, is blanketed in insulation.

August 07, 2011 12:30 am
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