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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is participating in the festival for the first time and will donate two rain barrels. Stop by the MWRD booth to see one of the rain barrels or pick up some coloring books for the kids. Children and adults will have access to information about the MWRD’s history and current wastewater treatment operations, guides to proper disposal of pharmaceuticals and pet waste as well as general information about the MWRD’s efforts to protect the environment and the region’s water resources.

The DuSable Museum of African American History will host its 38th annual arts and crafts festival on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and visitors will enjoy fine arts and crafts, food, entertainment, a marketplace and a children’s pavilion.

The first DuSable Museum art festival was held in 1974 with eight artists and it has since grown to showcase the work of nearly 200 artists and craftspeople. The DuSable Museum describes the event as an “…exhibition of fine art and unique and hand-crafted work which features artists working in traditional, ethnic and experimental fine arts and crafts that relate to African-American themes, identity, history and culture…”

For more information, visit dusablemuseum.org.


DuSable Museum and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival

740 East 56th Place, Chicago, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2012


MWRD to participate in 22nd annual Westchester Fest

Representatives from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will be participating in Westchester Fest on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday July 15, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will answer questions about wastewater treatment and stormwater management services.

This is the MWRD’s first year participating in the event, which will feature live bands, refreshments, and carnival rides. MWRD will be holding a rain barrel drawing each day. Participants can win by completing a one minute “Water Environment Pledge,” which encourages residents to take simple actions to help improve water quality and prevent flooding. Besides installing a rain barrel to capture and re-use stormwater, sample pledge items include: washing full loads of laundry or dishes, picking up pet waste, shopping with reusable bags instead of plastic bags and properly disposing of litter so it does not wind up in our waterways.

Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit www.westchesterchamber.org.


Village of Westchester, Westchester Chamber and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Westchester Fest

St. Joseph High School, 10900 West Cermak Rd., Westchester

Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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