A Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature

This came in from the ILDNR….

IDNR, Chicago Wilderness, City of Chicago Department of Environment, Openlands, and The Field Museum to Host Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature

August 30th session will let Federal officials hear ideas from the public on open space, recreation, conservation and ways to link people (especially youth and children) from urban, suburban and rural settings with nature and the outdoors.

CHICAGO, IL –   The public is invited to participate in a dialog with federal officials on August 30th to inform the current administration’s development of an enduring 21st century conservation agenda. Community representatives will join a public forum hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Chicago Wilderness alliance, the City of Chicago Department of Environment, Openlands and The Field Museum, to help federal officials better understand the success stories in local conservation efforts, as well as current challenges and what role the federal government can play in conserving our natural resources for the benefit of people and nature.

WHO:   Anyone with an interest in parks, open space and nature. Young people are particularly encouraged to attend and share their views.

WHAT: Talk to federal officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There is no cost to attend.

WHEN: Monday, August 30, 2010, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Field Museum – Simpson Theater (entry through the west door), 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

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