Defenders 45th Brunch

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County:

Environmental Defenders’ 45th Anniversary Brunch

WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invite the public to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the organization with its members on Sunday, March 8th.

The event will be held as a brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Loyola University’s beautiful Retreat and Ecology Campus at 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock.

Tickets for the event are $30 for members and $55 for non-members, which includes the price of a one-year membership.

Guests may attend just the program portion of the event for free, but RSVP’s are requested.

Scott Meyer, a hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) at the University of Illinois, will be presenting his program:

The Future of McHenry County’s Groundwater Resources

Scott and his colleagues at ISWS mapped water levels from 329 McHenry County wells in 1994 and again in 2011.

They also constructed a computer model to simulate groundwater flow from over 8,700 wells, showing the impacts of water supply usage based on various scenarios of pumping to the year 2050.

Scott will share information from this study and fascinating modeling indicating McHenry County water supplies may not suffice into the future without wise decision making regarding water supply development.

A report on the study,

“Groundwater Simulation Modeling and Potentiometric Surface Mapping, McHenry County, IL”

is available on the ISWS website:

To purchase tickets for this event or to RSVP for the program only, go to

Tickets must be purchased by March 1st.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment. The group provides community residents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation. Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information, visit or call 815-338-0393.

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