• August 25, 2010
    Outdoor Firing Range Slated for Environmentally Sensitive Area

    Nestled between landfills and the Little Calumet River (just south of 134th street and east of the Bishop Ford) river are 130 plus acres of fenced off MWRD property.  And on this property exist two ponds preserved by the […]

  • August 17, 2010
    Paper to Plants – A Messy Workshop

    Though it was hotter than we would have liked, the sun was a welcome sight after having had our paper making workshop rained out the first time.  Knowing how messy the process was, we decided to set up our […]

  • June 1, 2010
    End of an era

    Undoubtedly, this news has reached many Calumet environmentalists through other venues, but in case you are a curious visitor to our blog, Marian Byrnes, founder of the Task Force, passed away on Thursday, May 20th at the age of […]

  • May 18, 2010
    Rotenone application at T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam

    As the title of this blog entry suggests, the fist toxicant, rotenone, is going to be administered in a 2 mile stretch of the Little Calumet River downstream of the T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam.  For those of you […]

  • May 13, 2010
    Green things at the Task Force

    First, thanks to all who came out to the Green Olive on Friday night.  We had a great turnout and V. P. Bryant served up enough drinks to surpass our goal for the evening by almost 50%!  Thanks to […]

  • May 7, 2010
    Tire burning still dirty

    Surprisingly, the Illinois house voted overwhelmingly to support polluting the air we breathe with toxic chemicals from burning tires and give Geneva Energy, the plant in Ford Heights wanting to burn tires, green credits for doing so!  We at SETF are […]

  • May 5, 2010
    Tip-sy Friday Fundraiser

    This Friday (May 7th) we’ll be hosting a drink night at the Green Olive (13501 Ave N. – check the map below for directions) from 5-9. We serve the drinks, you leave the tip, and we use the extra […]

  • April 28, 2010
    Founder of SETF receives award at Calument Summit

    Day one of the 2-day Calumet connectedness summit ended with the awarding of four lifetime hero awards; given to those members of the Calumet region community who have dedicated their lives to local environmental acitivites. For those who know […]

  • April 12, 2010
    Items of note

    Thanks to those of you who have helped us get started with our membership drive. As you can see, the bird feeder is slowly, slowly being filled. If you would like to support SETF’s efforts to improve the environmental […]

  • April 1, 2010
    It’s April 1st, but are we fools?

    During the month of April (and a little bit of May), the Task Force holds its spring membership drive. Our goal this year is $11,750. On our blog (and website) you’ll find a bird feeder, which as of today […]