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Announcing Nature-Based Solutions Resources and Upcoming Event!

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

A new webpage, survey, and event on 9/21.


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Sandy beaches and dunes or concrete walls ? Water, wind and wave action all erode our fragile shoreline. Dunes and other nature-based solutions protect our shores from erosion without harsh walls. Supported by a Friends of the Parks Seed Grant, we welcome you to check out new educational topics webpage and join us on a walking tour on 9/21 - RSVP!


New Nature Based Solution Resource Webpage In recent decades, the global environmental crisis caused by climate change has reached a breaking point that can no longer be ignored. Effects of climate change can rapidly destroy an area or cause more prevalent disturbances. One example of this would be shoreline erosion, which has seen a rise to prominence in urban areas such as Chicago. Nature based solutions to shoreline erosion are far more effective than industrial alternatives. We aims to educate the community and encourage the implementation of nature based solutions on Chicago shorelines.


Be a part of nature based solutions! Learn more on our new topics webpage here.


Nature-Based Solutions Walking Tour Join EEC on a guided walking tour of Hollywood/Osterman beach shoreline to learn about nature based solutions. Meet community members and be a part of the solution on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm. RSVP!


This walking tour shows how “green infrastructure” like dunes offer a better solution to shoreline protection. It will explain how natural solutions can safeguard property, create wildlife habitat and build more beaches.


The Army Corps of Engineers is analyzing ways to protect Chicago’s shoreline from rising lake levels. You can help advocate for more environmentally friendly treatments when the decisions are being made.


Contribute Your Views Water, wind and wave action constantly erode our lakeshore. Take our shoreline erosion project survey to form data on nature based solutions. Click the link below! Shoreline Erosion Survey


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Nature based solutions combat Chicago's shoreline erosion and elevate beaches!



Water, wind and wave action constantly erode our lakeshore. Traditional protective measures relied on concrete to create a barrier. Nature-based solutions protect while creating a natural edge of beaches and dunes.

 

In recent decades, the global environmental crisis caused by climate change has reached a breaking point that can no longer be ignored.

Effects of climate change can rapidly destroy an area or cause more prevalent disturbances. One example of this would be shoreline erosion, which has seen a rise to prominence in urban areas such as Chicago.

Nature based solutions to shoreline erosion are far more effective than industrial alternatives.

This project aims to educate the community and encourage the implementation of nature based solutions on Chicago shorelines.


Learn more about this project on the Nature Based Solutions Webpage.

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