By Natural Resources Commissioners Lee Haggas and Mrs. Carol Haggas Of all the statistics on the effects of climate change, here’s one that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves: in the past 50 years, the population of birds migrating across the Great Plains on their way to Mexico declined by 70%, and of… Read More Fine Feathered Friends Need Friends of Their Own
by Tom Galante, St. Charles Natural Resources Commissioner As our weather finally gets warmer, you may be looking forward to boating and fishing. We are blessed with a number of great nearby waterways, including our own Fox River. Maybe you’re a hiker going trail to trail, or maybe you’ve found an interesting plant in your… Read More Don’t Pick Up Environmental Hitchhikers!
Six Fox Valley Career Center Fire Science students spent a day training with the St. Charles Fire Department in May. The students signed up for the City’s job shadow program, which invites local high school students to learn more about careers in public service. The students got a behind-the-scenes look at Fire Station #1 and a… Read More Fox Valley Fire Science Students Shadow St. Charles Firefighters