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Council ring at the South Shore Nature Sanctuary, a WRD Environmental project

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In the spirit of moving sustainability forward, here are some resources generated by or involving WRD Environmental staff on ways to achieve sustainable results.


Designing and Implementing Urban Habitat: Enhancing the Chicago River

Presentation for Friends of the Chicago River's Chicago River Summit
Download the file [PDF 13.5 mb] 


Michigan Avenue Fish Hotel: A Model for Urban Habitat

Presentation for the Chicago Architecture Foundation 
Download the file [PDF 11.6 mb]


Conserving Water – A Precious Resource

Presentation with Serena Sturm Architects for the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park & Recreation Association

Download the file [PDF 14.7 mb] 


Green Collar Job Training Programs and Community Growth

Presention for Green Town Waukegan

Download the file [PDF 3.2 mb]


Chicago Nature & Wildlife Plan Update

A document produced by the City of Chicago and highlighting several WRD projects

Download the file [PDF 1.9 mb]


Assessing Urban Forest Effects and Values

A document produced by the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service with help from WRD Environmental

Download the file [PDF 1.7 mb]





 Purple coneflower and black-eyed susan, Midwestern native species that are among the staples of WRD designs