WEFTEC 2015 Volunteers Install Green Infrastructure in Chicago

January 29, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

On Sept. 26, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) hosted the eighth annual WEFTEC service project.

Approximately 114 WEFTEC volunteers and 20 community volunteers helped construct a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago) for the project. Volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) with green infrastructure by installing the garden, creating the classroom, planting native grasses and flowers, and installing educational materials to teach about green infrastructure.

For more information, read the WEF Highlights article “WEFTEC 2015 Service Project Exceeds Size and Scope of Projects Past.”

 
Photos courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
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