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Posted on: April 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] The City offers rebates for rain gardens & workshop to teach rain barrel installation

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Elmhurst, Ill. — The City of Elmhurst continues its involvement in the Conservation Foundation’s, Conservation In Our Community Program to engage citizens to become conservation-conscious through various local projects. This year, residents are encouraged to improve the local environment by installing rain gardens on their properties. The City is offering rebates to residents who take part in this local conservation project.

In addition to the rebates, the City will be sponsoring a workshop to teach stormwater management practices on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Residents in attendance will learn how to install rain barrels on their property. Rain barrels will be available for pick up at City Hall on Friday, May 13. Mail-in orders must be received by May 6th and online orders must be placed by May 11th. To preorder online, please visit

Elmhurst was selected by the Conservation Foundation as one of the first communities to offer these programs because leaders and residents have demonstrated support for conservation initiatives. Other programs offered to Elmhurst residents through the Conservation Foundation include Conservation@Home and Conservation@Work.

“The most meaningful and impactful conservation is when communities come together and work at the local and neighborhood level to make communities cleaner and healthier,” said Conservation Foundation President/CEO Brook McDonald.

For information on the City of Elmhurst rebates for local rain garden installations, visit

The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations. Since it was founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve nearly 33,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors. Work is focused in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties to preserve and restore nature in your neighborhood. Find out more at For more information on Conservation In Our Community, contact Jan Roehll at (630) 428-4500, ext. 121.

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