The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is celebrating a milestone!
Please join us as we launch our Centennial Anniversary and discuss our plans to educate and engage area residents for our next 100 years of conserving and protecting nature.
As one of the Chicago area's most important assets, our Forest Preserves are at the core of helping to make our region great. These beautiful and biologically rich natural areas provide health and wellness benefits; contribute to the economic success of our region and offer outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities for all citizens of Cook County and beyond.
Forest Preserve Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall will honor the legacy and share their vision for the future of the Forest Preserves, highlighting the important work the District and its partners are undertaking to plan for the next century.
|The program will include:
- A keynote address by Audrey Peterman, an advocate for the outdoors and author of Our True Nature and Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care.
- A panel discussion moderated by Bill Kurtis with Audrey Peterman, Arnold Randall and Wendy Paulson (an active civic leader in the conservation of nature).
- An opportunity to learn about a Next Century Conservation Plan now underway with partners Openlands and Metropolis Strategies.
- A chance to explore the national conversation about the role of nature in our urban future, led by The Center for Humans and Nature.
- Information about how you can join the campaign to ensure that the vision to protect nature and engage citizens continues over the next 100 years.
- An opportunity to network with other leaders and Forest Preserve supporters.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and networking
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Program
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP: The event is free, but please register by Friday, June 7. Kindly RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org (email) or 877-773-1489 (phone).
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY at the CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
Saturday, June 1
Support your local planet:
a day to take action
Conservation is a big term that covers a lot of ground: that’s why we set aside a full day to explore conservation and sustainability on World Environment Day, Saturday, June 1.
It’s a day to learn about topics large and small, from climate change to backyard composting:
- At the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, which will be buzzing with science activities from the rooftop to the rain garden.
- At the Esplanade and at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, where you can ask our horticulturists, staff, and volunteer experts about our gardens—and about what’s happening in yours.
- At the Regenstein Center keynote presentation, where you’ll get the big picture on climate change from a panel of Chicago’s most distinguished scientists.
Of course there’s lots to do for kids, too. Come for the day, have lunch at the café, and then put what you’ve learned into practice at home!
Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years.
Rabies vaccines will cost $7 for a one year and $21 for a three year. Ferrets may only be vaccinated for one year and the cost of the vaccine is $9. Pet owners can have their pets microchipped for $10; however, this does not include the national registration fee.
2013 Clinic Dates
Cook County’s low cost clinic services will be offered starting March 28 and running through October 30. The mobile clinics will operate at various locations throughout the County. Clinic hours are10:00 am until 2:45 pm
Download the list below for a full listing of clinic dates and locations:
2013 Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics Schedule
PROPERTY TAX APPEALS WORKSHOPS
As the Cook County Assessor and Board of Review open for property tax assessment appeals, we will post information on this page. Please return to this page for future updates.