News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. -- (312) 239-9722


  • Aug 11, 2016- 5:30 PM
    Smooth Greensnake Conservation in Chicago Wilderness
    Indian Boundary Prairies
    3454 W. 155th Street

    Smooth green snakes are native to northern Illinois, but their numbers have declined in the region—and throughout their range—due to habitat loss. The Lake County Forest Preserve District has restored habitat in recent years in the hope the vibrant species would reestablish itself. But the snakes failed to return on their own, and so the forest preserve district began a conservation partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo.

    Dr. Sacerdote-Velat will be presenting Smooth Greensnake Conservation. Please join us to learn more about the efforts and to speak to a local conservation expert. An optional tour will begin at 5:30 pm, presentation begins at 6:30 pm.

    Free & Public Event!
    BYOB – pizza and snacks will be provided

    Questions & pizza reservations:
    Contact Mary Anicich (

  • Aug 12, 2016- 10:00 AM
    Conservation World
    Illinois State Fair
    801 E. Sangamon Ave.
    Springfield, IL

    The IDNR welcomes visitors to the 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield to spend some time at Conservation World on the state fairgrounds, Aug. 12-21.  Conservation World features nearly 30 acres of family activities including fishing instruction, archery ranges, and expert information on habitat enhancement, state parks, wildlife, fish, and forestry.  Conservation World is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Aug. 12-21.

  • Oct 1, 2016- 10:00 AM
    Illinois Solar Tour

    Register to attend the 2016 Illinois Solar Tour!!

    The Illinois Solar Tour is a FREE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE to demonstrate how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, geothermal, passive solar design, and energy efficiency to be energy independent.
    Renewable energy system owners and installers will be providing the tours and can answer your questions on how you too can harness the power of the sun and wind to fuel your home and business.


    Join your neighbors to:

    • Learn how solar home and business owners are becoming energy independent
    • Meet people who have renewable energy installations
    • Learn about the technology options and see how they are installed
    • Hear how different renewable energy technologies work together
    • Find out all of the ways you can use clean energy to power your life!
    Visit our website at


    View more information on our Solar Tour Page

    A National Event
    The ISEA Illinois Solar Tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour event, “the largest grassroots solar event in history.” More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. on tour day.

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