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New Tools for Healthy Waterways

Everyday Environment Webinars
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Utilize practices to keep waterways healthy.

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is a multi-agency partnership that works to keep our waterways and everything downstream healthy. Explore the three new best practices that have recently been added to the list of recommended practices: water and sediment control basins, saturated buffers, and terraces. Finally, hear how farmers and landowners can apply these to help their bottom line and the environment.

Presenters: Rachel Curry, Ag and Agribusiness Educator, and Nicole Haverback, Watershed Outreach Associate

About the Everyday Environment Series

The Everyday Environment Webinar Series focuses on a different environmental topic each month. These webinars provide new information on natural resources and help you learn how to make small changes in your lifestyle to have a positive impact on the environment. There is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment. Webinars are held on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

Register for these additional workshops in the series.

July 13 at 1 p.m. | Which Grass is Which? Explore Annual Grasses

While many grasses are perennial and return year after year, other grasses are annual and only live for one year. Many of these annual grasses emerge, grow, and flower in the summer, while others grow in the winter and spring. Learn the basics of grass identification to dive into the identification of grasses in Illinois, including both summer and winter annuals. Register at  

Presenter: Erin Garrett, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator, Illinois Extension 

August 10 at 1 p.m. | A Storm is Always Ready: Are You?

Get a head start on National Preparedness Month, held each September, by participating and learning tips for staying safe before, during, and after a storm. Explore generator safety, how to avoid deadly carbon monoxide poisoning, how and when to test smoke alarms, and leave with a checklist to help youth and adults prepare for storms. Register at

Presenter: Kerri Taylor, Extension Outreach Associate, Energy Education Council

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