Posts By: Cynthia Kanner
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County Offering Two $1,000 Scholarships
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is offering two Entering College scholarships of $1,000 each to two outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue careers related to environmental studies. To be eligible, the applicants must reside in and attend high school in McHenry County, have a respectable GPA, two letters of recommendation, plan to attend an accredited college or university, and complete an application, which is available online and at the EDMC office.
The application and accompanying documents are due in the EDMC office no later than April 24, 2017.
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a non-profit member organization celebrating its 47th year of dedication to the preservation and protection of the environment, and education of the public.
Green Drinks is held at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen from 5 pm until 7 pm, 110 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. First Wednesday of each month.
Our Green Drinks guest for February 1st is Visit McHenry County. Visit McHenry County was started in August of 2005 as the McHenry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2014 the DBA Visit McHenry County was adopted. The Purpose of Visit McHenry County is to encourage, enhance and promote tourism related business and special events in McHenry County; to further the promotion of tourism and publicity for the area; to promote McHenry County as a tourist destination throughout the state, regionally, nationally and internationally; and to protect and preserve the quality of life valued by its citizens. The mission states that Visit McHenry County will strive to create economic growth for McHenry County through effective marketing of its tourism product and supporting the development of new physical tourism products.
Visit McHenry County staff will be sharing information about how they promote ecotourism in McHenry County.
Jaki Berggren is the Executive Director. She was first hired in 2009 as the Sales Manager and was promoted to Executive Director in 2012. Jaki has been a resident of Huntley for nine years.
Kristine Austin is the Sales & Marketing Manager. She was hired in November of 2016. Kristine is a resident of Lake in the Hills and grew up in Johnsburg.
Our apologies, there was a misprint in the fall edition of EarthConnect regarding a “save the date” for the annual dinner meeting. The correct date is Sunday, March 12. Timeframe is 4PM to 7PM and location is Park Place in Crystal Lake. Invitations will be sent to members in the new year!
We sincerely apologize to anyone affected by the unexpected early closure of our recycling drive on Saturday, December 10th in Woodstock. Our truck was completely filled by 11 AM and our volunteers were unable to accept items beyond capacity. Those affected are welcome to take their items, including TVs and other electronics, to our warehouse in Elgin at 501 Davis Road. Phone# is 827-429-1926. Donations for TVs, computer monitors and batteries apply. Again, we are truly sorry our drive was forced to end early due to volume of items. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in March for our next drive and other Defenders’ events.