Learn how you can help with urban flooding
The Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission and the Prospect Heights Public Library are co-sponsoring an educational program titled "Flooding in the Region and What You Can Do About It" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St. in Prospect Heights.
The presentation will be given by Bob Dean, CEO of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Dean will discuss his organization's work to analyze flood risk, create policy change and partner with local governments to provide direct assistance to property owners to reduce local flooding.
Numerous communities and individual property owners -- including many residents of Prospect Heights -- struggle to address repetitive, damaging flooding.
Urban flooding is an increasingly important problem, with substantial damages and flooding continuing to get worse as intense rain becomes longer, stronger and more frequent with climate change.
Dean will present several ideas to address urban flooding, including the Center for Neighborhood Technology's RainReady initiative, a program to assist property owners that has been adopted by thousands of villages, towns and cities across the country.
If your home or yard is at any risk of flooding, you want to be sure to attend this presentation.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental sustainability and social equity, is working to respond to urban flooding through research, community engagement and promotion of green infrastructure and natural systems.
Nature Speaks is a partnership between Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission and the Prospect Heights Public Library. Admission is free, register by visiting the library's information desk; calling (847) 259-3500, ext. 35; or by visiting www.phpl.info.
Complete information about the Nature Speaks series is available at www.phnrc.com.
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