As a service to our members and the community here are some links to local, state and national resources:
The Chicago Wilderness coalition is an unprecedented alliance of more than 170 public and private organizations working together to protect, restore, study and manage the precious natural ecosystems of the Chicago region for the benefit of the public.
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society
The Mission of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society is to promote the appreciation, preservation, conservation, utilization and scientific study of the flora native to Indiana and to educate the public about the values, beauty, diversity and environmental importance of indigenous vegetation.
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council
ITRC is a state-led coalition working together with industry and stakeholders to achieve regulatory acceptance of environmental technologies. ITRC consists of 40 states, the District of Columbia, multiple federal partners, industry participants, and other stakeholders, cooperating to break down barriers and reduce compliance costs, making it easier to use new technologies, and helping states maximize resources.
Purdue University – Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center
The Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC) program was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1989. There are five regionally-based centers across the United States. Each center addresses hazardous substance issues unique to their region through research and outreach programs.
U.S. EPA Great Lakes Regional Office
The Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – form the largest surface freshwater system on the Earth. More than 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin, and the daily activities of these people, from the water consumed to the waste returned, directly affects the Great Lakes environments.