Join us for our Summer Fundraiser
We love native plants so we are having an outing to Victory Gardens' production of Native Gardens, a comedy written and directed by women!
This play will make you think about planting native gardens in new ways. In this play, a disagreement over a property line quickly spirals into a war of taste, class and entitlement. Share a few laughs with friends from the League and learn a bit about native gardens at the same time! See www.victorygardens.org for more info.
Tickets are limited. Please support our organization by joining us at the theater.
Victory Gardens is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. It is reachable via public transportation at the Fullerton stop of the Red, Brown, and Purple Lines or the Halsted (#8), Fullerton (#74) and Sedgwick/Ogden (#37) bus lines. Street parking and a garage at 2316 N. Lincoln is available.
Take Action - Call Your Federal Legislators
Great Lakes restoration funding in the President's budget for the EPA has been eliminated.
Zero dollars! Obviously, in order to ensure the future of the Great Lakes, our national, natural treasures, funding is necessary.
We must rely on our Representatives and Senators to stand strong for the Great Lakes and restore funding for both the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and for clean water infrastructure funding. Funding for these programs will be in competition with funding for everything else. Please tell your members of Congress that the Great Lakes and water programs your priority. They have the power of the purse strings - call your members of Congress today!
Any member of Congress may be reached through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. To get direct phone numbers, use your zip code to look up who represents you.
This request for action has been approved by LWVUS.
Watershed Research Project
This summer, League volunteers are researching four Lake Michigan watersheds in Wisconsin. Information collected will be used to update facts sheets that were previously published by the U.S. EPA.
The fact sheets will be used for public education and outreach as local Leagues help us meet our goal of hosting 100 water-related programs.
We are excited to be working jointly with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin on this project. Through this pilot project, we will learn about the process of collecting watershed data. In the future, we hope to expand to other watersheds in other states.