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Illinois to Repair Roads by Reusing Shingles

Illinois will soon be using recycled shingles to help repair damaged roads throughout the state. This will help to reduce the environmental impact of road repairs while helping the state save money. Governor Quinn estimates the state will save around 8 million dollars annually.

For more information visit the Illinois General Assembly Bill Status for HB1326 or Earth911.com

By MPPL on August 17, 2011 Categories: Illinois, Recycling

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Spring 2011

Are you a woman looking to become more familiar with the outdoors? You may want to consider signing up for the 2011 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Through this workshop, women are able to learn introductory outdoor skills in a safe, supportive, noncompetitive environment. Courses include (but are not limited to) archery, kayaking, fishing, outdoor survival, horseback riding, firearms safety, medicinal plants, mammal trapping, and wilderness first aid/CPR.

The spring workshop is June 10-12 at the Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, Illinois. The cost associated with the workshop is $200 which includes classes, meals, housing, transportation during the event, and use of equipment. Registration for the workshop begins March 22 for first time participants or April 5 for returning participants.

For more information on the workshop visit the Becoming an Outdoors Woman  page or the Course Descriptions page on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.

By MPPL on March 23, 2011 Categories: Illinois, Workshops

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Are you a woman looking to become more familiar with the outdoors? You may want to consider signing up for the 2010 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Through this workshop, women are able to learn introductory outdoor skills in a safe,supportive, noncompetitive environment. Courses include (but are not limited to) archery, camping, canoeing, fishing, outdoor survival, horseback riding, firearms safety, and medicinal plants.

The fall workshop is September 24-26 at the Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton Illinois. The cost associated with the workshop is $145 which includes four classes, meals, housing, transportation during the event, and use of equipment.

For more information on the workshop visit http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/bow/
For course descriptions visit http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/bow/CourseDescriptionPRM10.pdf

By MPPL on July 19, 2010 Categories: Illinois, Workshops