Spring

Theme: Native Plants
Timeline: April – June

There are a number of benefits to incorporating native plants into our landscapes. Not only do these plants create habitat for native species, they also have deep root systems that help infiltrate rain water, reducing the volume that runs off into our storm sewer system.

New Materials

Spring 2020 Materials Checklist

Use this checklist as a reminder to utilize our outreach materials and to facilitate reporting of MS4 Public Education and Outreach requirements.

Blog Posts

Newsletter Articles (summarized versions of blog posts)

Rain Barrel Frequently Asked Questions

PDF guide: easily share with residents!

Text only: copy text and use on your website and in other materials

Rain Barrel Sale Guide

We’re partnering with The Conservation Foundation to facilitate rain barrel sales. Setting up a rain barrel program for your community is easy! View this guide to find out options for types of rain barrel sales and tips to make your program more successful.

Set up your rain barrel program today! Contact Nancy Cinatl at 630-428-4500 Ext. 132 or at ncinatl@theconservationfoundation.org

Social Media Posts

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Reduce Flooding and Protect Rivers with Rain Barrels

The Benefits of Having a Rain Garden at Home

Travels of a Raindrop

Other Resources

Butterflies

Includes plants homeowners can add to their yard to attract butterflies

Conservation in Our Community Handout

The Conservation Foundation’s Conservation in Our Community program is a way to make conservation an even stronger part of your community’s culture. TCF is interested in partnering with interested municipalities to assist them with projects, as well as educate and engage citizens to help address local needs and meet MS4 requirements.

Conservation in Our Community Program Checklist


Past Seasonal Outreach Materials

Blog Posts

Newsletter Articles (summarized versions of blog posts)

Social Media Posts

Click the images below to enlarge and download for your own social media use. If you would like posts customized for your agency, please contact Lea Rodbarry, Watershed Communications Specialist: lrodbarry@theconservationfoundation.org or 630-428-4500 x109

Adding Native Trees to Your Landscape

Plants 101

Planting Native Plants in Your Landscape

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Get in Touch

Naperville, IL 60565

Phone: 630-428-4500
Fax: 630-428-4599
jhammer@theconservationfoundation.org

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