Events and Outreach 

The University's Stormwater Management Program includes Public Education activities that inform campus and community about keeping our receiving streams clean.

Events

Erosion Control and Green Infrastructure Conference

The Erosion Control and Green Infrastructure Conference took place in 2019 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This one-day conference brings together designers, contractors and other professionals to explore and advance the use of erosion control and green infrastructure in municipal management. The next event will be offered in 2021.

Boneyard Creek Community Day

3/12/2021 UPDATE: The event committee posted on their webpage page: http://www.boneyardcreek.org/

2021 Boneyard Creek Community Day Update
We have been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To continue to be proactive toward our community’s health, we have decided to postpone this year’s Boneyard Creek Community Day.  We hope to return in 2022 marking our 15th year!
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The Boneyard Creek Community Day is an annual volunteer event that helps minimize pollution, improve water quality, and restore the beauty of the Boneyard Creek and other local waterways. Volunteers remove trash and non-native plants, and mark storm drains.

Registration information and more event details are available at www.boneyardcreek.org.

++March 30, 2021 Update++: 
If you are interested in organizing a small group to help clean campus, F&S can help provide supplies and a campus cleanup map. Groups must follow the Illinois State Coronavirus gathering size restrictions and guidelines. Please contact bliggett@illinois.edu

trashpickupF&S sponsored two litter cleanups in April 2021. 
Kudos to all the volunteers who made a huge difference by helping to protect waterways and beautify the campus. 

F&S sponsored both of these events and the cleanups not only beautify our campus and local waterways, but these events also help the campus stay in compliance with our Municipality (MS4) stormwater permit Public Participation & Involvement requirements.

Boneyard Work
iSEE employee Meredith Moore and a group of volunteers helped pick up campus litter on Saturday 4/7/21. 30 people participated and they collected 80 lbs of material. They cleaned around the Boneyard Creek and engineering buildings. See a video of the pick-up event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNx1Q3gqiI.

F&S Leader with Cub Scouts
F&S employee Patrick Wood and his Cub Scout group Holy Cross Pack 9 helped clean up campus litter on Saturday 4/24/21. 18 Cub Scouts and 28 family members participated and they cleaned the grassy lot east of PPSB and the parking lot across First Street.

Posters

Feel free to download these outreach posters.

Rain Garden Map ImageBoneyard Creek ImageBluegill ImageBasketball ImagePPK Image

Storm Water Tool Box Talks

Public Service Announcements

Environmental Compliance former intern and recording artist Billy Dalton wrote and performed a Stormwater Rap.


For information on climate change and stormwater, visit the following websites:


US Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/climate-research
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: https://www.climate.gov

For information on environmental justice and stormwater, visit the following website:

US Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice