The Southeast Environmental Task Force proudly announces that their submission was among the initial projects selected to be funded through the Millennium Reserve Project that was announced by Senator Richard Durbin and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar on Thursday.
The twelve model projects selected to be funded under the Millennium Reserve Project were:
Blue Island Rain Barrel Initiative, Burnham Prairie Restoration, Burnham Wildlife Corridor, Calumet Invasive Species Conservation Corps, Calumet Water Trails Brochure, Greencorps Chicago, Midlothian Creek Green Infrastructure Plan, Mighty Acorns Program: Calumet Partnership, Mighty Acorns Program: Calumet Partnership, Millennium Reserve Roots, Northerly Island Restoration, Off the Beaten Path Eco-Tours, and River Volunteer Stewardship Program: Kickapoo Woods Demonstration Site.
All twelve project will further the intent to transform the Calumet Region of Chicago into a one-of-a-kind public destination through the conservation, restoration and enhancement of our natural ecosystems; consequently supporting prosperous communities and stimulating economic growth.
|Peggy Salazar explaining SETF’s Calumet Vision|
|Just one of the 12 model projects on display.|
|Suzanne Malek-Mckenna points out a map of the Millennium Reserve to Secretary Salazar|
|Zhanna Yarmokov of the Chicago Park District with Board Member Tom Shepherd|
|Terry Mazany of the Chicago Community Trust with SETF members Peggy Salazar and Tom Shepherd|
|Mark Carroll of the Rowing Group poses with Tom and Peggy|
|Catching up with Judy Pollack, Director of Regional Audubon|
|Tom posing with Duane Ambrosz of IDNR|
|Tom chatting it up with Benjamin Cox, Director of Friends of the Forest Preserve|
|Explaining or Calumet Vision to Carolyn Marsh and Scott Harper|
|Salazar, Shepherd and Salazar|
|SETF member, William Balasas|
|Secretary Salazar with SETF Intern John Rossi|
|Walter Marcisz, Carolyn Marsh, Peggy Salazar|