Local officials want input from Austin residents on how stormwater can be better managed to prevent flooding. West Siders are asked to complete a survey created by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago before the end of November.
The Austin Garden Collective will be hosting community volunteer days at various gardens throughout Austin this summer. There will be some changes – like social distancing and mask wearing – due to the coronavirus.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford and the Illinois Environmental Council have organized a town hall Monday night in Austin. The event – which will feature a panel of experts who will share information and answer questions – begins at 6 p.m. and will be held 5437 W. Division Ave.
Residents will be able to drop off live holiday trees through Jan. 18th inside tree corrals set up at 25 designated Chicago Park District sites, including Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., and Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Stop by most Saturdays this summer at gardens to pitch in. The next events will be held June 8 at the Veterans Peace Garden, 5413 W. Madison St., and PCC Austin Farm, 330 N. Lotus Ave. Refreshments will be served.