WRD Environmental - Results Gallery WRD Environmental - Results Gallery - Environmental WRD Environmental - Results Gallery - Community Space WRD Environmental - Results Gallery - Campuses WRD Environmental - Results Gallery - Stewardship WRD Environmental - Results Gallery - Habitat WRD Environmental - Team WRD Environmental - Affiliations WRD Environmental - Resources WRD Environmental - News and Events WRD Environmental - Contact Us


Native plants grace the entrance of John L. Sipley Elementary School, a WRD Environmental project
 

WRD Environmental Results PageWRD Environmental Results Gallery, Environmental EducationWRD Environmental Results Gallery, Environmental Education

John L. Sipley Elementary School, Woodridge, IL


Client Profile

Woodridge School District 68 serves approximately 2,400 elementary and middle school students in south-central DuPage County. John L. Sipley is one of the district's schools.


Goal
  • Work closely with Woodridge School District personnel and teachers at Sipley to design and implement green infrastructure strategies and outdoor learning opportunities
Sample Results
  • Replaced nearly an acre of asphalt and concrete with permeable pavers, recreating the site's natural hydrology
  • Resolved flooding and sidewalk frost-heave problems around the school
  • Aquired stormwater grants totaling $84,000
  • Created a reading garden and an outdoor learning space for curriculum enhancement
  • Organized a school-wide educational program to teach the value of native plants and habitats, and the importance of managing stormwater and conserving water
  • Reduced the amount of time staff spends caring for hardscapes by eliminating the need to patch asphalt cracks and reducing the need for de-icing salt


Learn about sustainable results at Edgewood Elementary School and Willow Creek Elementary School.

Learn more about Woodridge School District 68.





Return to Environmental Education overview page


Demonstrating that water infiltrates permeable paving rather than running off of it
 Permeable paver demonstration