Monthly archive August, 2013
Watershed Landscape:  Top 10 Native Plants to Plant this Fall

Watershed Landscape: Top 10 Native Plants to Plant this Fall

Did you know that native plants are great assets to our watershed? They have the ability to reduce stormwater flow by allowing rain to soak into the ground through their deep root systems, sometimes reaching over twelve feet! Plant roots have an established relationship with beneficial microorganisms in the soil that work together to filter and “scrub” pollutants...
So Long, Summer

So Long, Summer

Once again, it’s backpack season.  It’s time to dig out the pencil pouch, track down the trapper keeper, and unlock the lunchbox for another year of classes.  Where did summer go?  For the first time in 17 years, I am not a part of the “back-to-school frenzy” that is so common in mid- to late...
Upstream Matters -- Coming Together for Good

Upstream Matters — Coming Together for Good

Welcome to Upstream Matters, published by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership team. We’re excited to be launching our first blog as a method of bringing people together and engaging with communities who are passionate about preserving our natural resources. What does it take for a group of people to come together to do good things?...