• May 1, 2011
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    First Eco-Tour of the Season

    We had a great turn out for the first Eco-tour of the season.  They were all busy chatting and drinking coffee when the red trolley arrived.  Ruby, the trolley driver,  parked  on the side of the building and opened the doors in […]

  • May 1, 2011
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    Score One for the Wildlife

    On April 21, the MWRD Board voted 9-to-0 to request a wildlife study of the area surrounding, and including, the proposed site for the Chicago Police outdoor firing range. SETF had opposed the construction of the firing range in an […]

  • May 1, 2011
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    Members Raise Funds for SETF

    Jim and Julia, residents of the Southeast Side and two of SETF’s biggest fans, have offered to fund raise for us by walking on behalf of the Task Force in the “Walk Wisconsin” marathon on June 4th.  The 13.1 mile course […]

  • March 29, 2011
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    Berry Juice Photo Cells

    The SETF office became a temporary lab on March 13th when Robert LeSuer, our President and resident Chemist, conducted his “Make a Solar Cell Workshop”.   With the assistance of his chemistry students from nearby Chicago State University, he […]

  • March 29, 2011
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    Great Blue Herons

    On March 15, SETF along with representatives from Chicago Audubon, Chicago Department of the Environment, The Chicago Legal Clinic,  two Northwestern students, and a reporter gathered on a mission to scout for nesting Blue Herons near Whitford Pond.  Blue Herons are large […]

  • February 28, 2011
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    No More Coal!

    A three-billion dollar coal gasification plant that will turn coal and pet coke into syn-gas is planned for Southeast Chicago under the guise of Clean Energy.  The project will take 3 years to build and will be located on […]

  • February 23, 2011
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    Back to Nature

    Last Friday, things were looking “pretty” at the Task Force office.  Nine eager women showed up for our “Naturally You” pampering workshop.  It was the perfect project for a cold, wintry evening.  The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate healthy […]

  • January 3, 2011
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    Website updates

    Please note that we are undergoing some changes at the SETF website (www.setaskforce.org) and the website may be up and down, under construction and a bit finicky for a bit.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The […]

  • November 16, 2010
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    SETF 2010 Fall Fundraiser

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  • August 25, 2010
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    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 […]

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