Keep an eye out for a short Group member survey. As an all-volunteer organization, what we do is determined by our members. We want to know what interests you, if you are aware of the benefits we offer, and if we are communicating to you effectively and efficiently. Please complete the online survey when we send it.
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Find out more about this newly designated wilderness area . . . more
The following programs are held at the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg at 7 PM. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Presented by Colleen Smith, Clean Water Organizer for the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club.
In January, the US Army Corps of Engineers released their Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study—a report requested by Congress to study aquatic invasive species threats. .. . learn more
March 13: Monthly Program Presentation on Sierra Club’s Water Sentinels Program
Presented by Cindy Skrukrud, Illinois Chapter's Clean Water Advocate
April 26: Special Earth Day Celebration Event and Workday
for our annual Earth Day Celebration that includes an opportunity to join many of your neighbors and friends and perform habitat restoration, meet and hear from local experts and policy makers, enjoy a free lunch ,
Volunteer OpportunitiesAs an all-volunteer organization what we do and what we accomplish is decided by our members. If you have an hour or 2 to devote per month you will be surprised the difference that can make. Each month we plan to list a few examples of the activities you can participate in and make a difference. Usually no special skills or experience is necessary. If interested in what is listed or to inquire about other volunteer opportunities please email us at NWCCG@comcast.net.
Opportunity: Send new members a “Welcome to NWCCG” letter. Average about 20 per month. Form letter and all materials provided. Time commitment about 1 – 2 hours per month. Location: your home
Opportunity: Assist in Monthly Program setup. Pick up and setup light refreshments. Expenses reimbursed. Time commitment about 1 -2 hours per month. Location: Usually Spring Valley Nature Center, 2nd Thurs of every month except during summer months.
Group Officers chosen for 2014 your NWCCG officers are: . . . more
Thanks to Amy Kitzmiller, we now have a Facebook presence! . . .
A Personal Journey Down the Renewable Energy Road - Read Peter Gorr's 4-Part account of his Solar Energy system
Part 2 - Selecting a Solar Energy System
Part 3 - Economics of a Solar Energy System
Part 4 - So, What Have I Learned?
Energy Victory! We have secured a groundbreaking, 100% Green Energy option . . . more
There are between six and eight million dogs and cats in animal shelters per year . . . more
You don't have to trek all the way into Chicago to experience these restaurants . . . more
We need to do better. For anyone who still thinks Global Warming is a farce . . . more
Congratulations are in order! The results are in for the 2013 Executive Committee members . . . more
Wow, we had a great turnout for Eric's presentation at our program meeting . . . more
Aldo Leopold - Green Fire Our program meeting at the Arlington Heights Library, sponsoring the film . . . more
"Idling Gets You Nowhere" Idling wastes fuel and money and pollutes the air we breathe. AH Cool Cities . . . more
Inner City Outings Meets Hackmatack . . .and Oh What Fun We Had! more
Eye To Eye With Whales by Douglas H. Chadwick more
We had a great day this year at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine. . . more
Featured Area Park
Parks, trails or preserves in our boundaries more