HOI members are urged to attend the City of Peoria Planning and Zoning Hearing on Thursday, August 6th, at 1:00 p.m. at Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton St., 4th floor Council Room. We need to show the Peoria Zoning board how many citizens oppose rezoning that will allow the Riverfront Park apartments project to proceed.
| HOI Group Cosponsors "Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators Day"|
The Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club cosponsored "Monarch Butterflies and other Pollinators Day" July 11th at the Riverfront Museum, from 12 to 4 p.m.
| Marshall County CAFO Update|
Citizens in northeastern Marshall County continued to fight against the Sandy Creek Lane LLC hog confinement facility near Wenona.
Diane and I recently attended the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, WI.
Area residents are needed to attend the Illinois Pollution Control Board public hearing on proposed sulfur dioxide (SO2) regulations, Tuesday, August 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the Pekin City Council chamber, 111 South Capital St., downtown Pekin.
September 16, 7pm
by Shae L. Birkey, Outdoors Writer, EHS Professional at Caterpillar, Wetland Ecologist at Midwest Engineering Associates, Inc.
Wetlands, prairies, and forests are not only a vital habitat for many species of wildlife throughout the United States and the world but they also provide us clean drinking water, prevent flooding, and provide erosion control, among many other benefits. This understanding of how these habitats work and their benefits to water quality has changed over time, and today they are better understood as places that provide vital habitat for wildlife and are seen as beneficial systems that provide great value – ecologically and economically. Natural area restoration has become a large-scale effort here in the U.S. and globally as a result of this new understanding. This presentation will cover the many types of restoration efforts and their value to people and animals. Audience question asking and participation is expected!