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Parcel D TPH-Cleanup: Fieldwork Confirmed for Friday, 05/30/2014

29 May

V3 has confirmed that field remediation activities  will begin on Friday, May 30. The work to be performed is mostly one field day for the excavation & haul-off and to collect verification soil samples, followed by 1-2 days for lab analysis. If results indicate that additional dig/haul is needed, the process will be repeated. The cleanup is expected to be completed within 4-5 days.

Review the updated Parcel D TPH Cleanup Fact Sheet to know more about the cleanup and answers to your concerns about risks to public health.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this cleanup, feel free to write to us at brownfields@cityofblueisland.org.

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Take a Walk in the Park this Week

22 Apr

A ranger leads a hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A ranger leads a hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

NPS photo.

A short walk can make a big difference! During National Park Week, April 19-27, 2014, we encourage you to get outside, enjoy a beautiful landscape, and give yourself the gift of better health by taking a walk in one of America’s 401 national parks.

Top Ten Reasons why a walk in a park is good for you:

  1. Have Fun
  2. Reduce Stress
  3. Sleep Better
  4. Manage Weight
  5. Improve Concentration
  6. Reduce Blood Pressure
  7. Lower risk of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes
  8. Spend time with family and friends
  9. Enjoy nature
  10. Live longer

Step into the action during National Park Week, when more than free, ranger-led walks are offered. You can hike the nearby National Historic Trails of Lewis & Clark, Mormon Pioneer and Trail Of Tears. Or visit the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which covers 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan.

 

 

 

Participate in Arbor Day This Year – April 25, 2014

4 Apr


Arbor-DAy-Celebration-2014-Poster

The National Arbor Day Foundation has declared it’s theme for 2014, “Color Your World.” Trees bring us color, shade, fruit and oxygen. Celebrate trees on April 25th through caring for the old or planting a’new! More information at the Arbor Day Foundation Website.

Local opportunity: The 4th Annual Earth Awareness Day & Expo at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, IL.

  • Listen to presentations on Urban Agriculture, Natural Fertilizers, Pollution on the Little Calumet River, Green Cleaning and More. Weather Permitting, participants will be able to tour the campus and see native trees. For more information call (708) 210-5757.

Local opportunity: This Arbor Day, Blue Island’s Urban Forestry Board will be hosting a tree planting a Paul Revere School. Contact the Urban Forestry Board for more details! Email perigraphica@yahoo.com.

Eisenhower students plant trees to beautify their community!

Eisenhower students plant trees to beautify their community!