Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stormwater Programs in Lake County

Stormwater runoff causes flooding of homes, 
businesses,and communities.  It also carries 
pesticides, chemicals, and other pollutants into 
lakes and rivers.  The League of Women 
Voters - Illinois and the League of Women 
Voters - Lake Michigan Region received a grant 
from the Illinois Coastal Management Program 
of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources  
to research and develop a program on the topic 
of reducing pollution of Lake Michigan and 
reducing the danger and damage caused by 
flooding.  In addition, educational materials will 
be distributed to lakeshore public libraries and 
information is available on the LWV - LMR 
website:   The presentations 
are being planned in numerous communities along 
the Lake Michigan shore.  The presentation will 
explain some of the reasons why we are experiencing 
flooding and runoff problems, such as the loss of 
wetland areas that are natural sponges and the 
increase in impermeable surfaces, such as parking 
lots.  It will offer some projects that can be done by 
individuals or communities, including such “green 
infrastructure” solutions as rain gardens and rain 
barrels for homes, and bioswales for roadways and 
parking lots.  Come to one of these programs and 
learn what you and your community can do.  
Free and open to the public.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Annual Meeting to be held June 11

Our Host's Beautiful Garden.
The League of Women Voters of Lake County will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 11 in Lake Bluff. Lunch will be at noon with business meeting to follow.

Meeting agenda includes year-end wrap-up along with a discussion of program and action items for the 2014-2015 year.

For more information email