Bats!

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by

Thursday, August 16, 2012 An Evening Hike for the Family Begins at 7:30pm Question: Why do bats hang upside-down? Answer: Bats hang by their feet with their head down because it is energy efficient. One quarter of all mammal species in the world are bats and Kathy Martinez, Severson Dells Educator will lead us through the wonderful world of bats. We’ll head outside at just the right time to look for some of the bats that call Klehm Arboretum their home.   $15 per family/Klehm families...

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Reclaiming Used & Waste Water with Constructed Wetlands...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by

August 21, 2012 5:30pm – 7:30pm Event by USGBC-Illinois Rockford/Northern IL Branch Location: Klehm Arboretum’s Gallery   This program will review how to reclaim Black, Gray, Rain, and Storm water to be re-used in a building for non-potable uses. Included in the discussions will be why, where and how this water can be used, the initial monetary investment, and possible cost savings. Case studies will be used to illustrate specific challenges and solutions.   Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the main differences between water treatment systems. 2. Understand how the water reuse system treats black water. 3. Learn how the water reuse system affects a project. 4. Know in what types of projects a water reuse system will work.   Presenters: Corinne Bodeman, Marketing Specialist Constructed Wetlands, Applied Ecological Services Jill Enz, RLA, ASLA, Landscape...

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