Environmental Defenders 42nd Anniversay Dinner Coming Up

A press release from the Environmental Defenders:

Local Environmental Group Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be celebrating their 42nd year of working to protect and preserve the environment in the county at their Annual Meeting and Theta Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 11th. The event will be held at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with social time, a raffle and silent auction prior to dinner at 5:30 pm.

Following the dinner, the Defenders will present their annual Theta Award.

Theta is the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet, and has come to be a symbol of the threat of pollution to Earth and its atmosphere. It is usually displayed on a flag of green stripes, representing unspoiled land and white stripes denoting pure air.

In 1970, the Defenders chose this symbol and title for their award honoring an individual or group who has shown an outstanding commitment to improving the environment of McHenry County.

The program for the evening begins at 7:00 p.m. Tim Loftus of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Nancy Tuchman of Loyola University will speak on the importance of watershed planning and its application for sustainability on the Loyola Ecology Campus.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets may be purchased on the Defenders’ website at www.mcdef.org through March 1st. The cost of $40 for non-members includes a one-year family membership. The program alone is free with advanced reservations. Contact the Defenders’ office at 815-338-0393 or mcdef@owc.net to RSVP or for more information.

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