Southeast Environmental Task Force

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Southeast Environmental Task Force

  • Local Bird expert Walter Marcisz leads the birdwalk.
  • Protesters gathered outside the BP Refinery near Marktown
  • Speakers touched on BP's practices and the envrionmental and economic impacts.
  • National Nurses United joined in a group effort with SETF to create awareness of Petcoke.
  • Planting trees with SETF on 95th and Avenue D.
  • Thornton Quarry
  • We work to preserve such hidden jewels like Whitford Pond
  • Beautiful protected lands of Hegewisch Marsh
  • Petroleum and other chemicals stored on the Wolf Lake Shoreline
  • Uncovered Petcoke stored alongside neighborhoods of the Southeast Chicago area.

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For a better understanding of the Petcoke issue Please watch this informative youtube documentary by VICE News:


The Southeast Environmental Task Force (also known in various circles as SETF, SETaskforce, or simply, the Task Force) is a grass-roots not-for-profit focusing on environmental education, open space preservation and pollution prevention in Chicago's Southeast Side.  Please use the menu to learn more about us (e.g. our leadership, our core values, or how to contact us) and find more information about our programs.  Our blog is updated with pictures from events and notices about advocacy efforts, so be sure to check that out as well.

Also note the calendar of events, which includes upcoming dates for Task Force activities as well as those hosted by our CSI partners.



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