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Chicago Botanic Garden RFQ - Learning Center, Ed Center, Garden

Request for qualifications for design services for selected landscape features of the learning campus, education center, and garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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11/4/15
2015 Celebrate Design Event Presentation

The Design and Planning Section of American Public Gardens Association hosted the 2nd Celebrate Design! Reception on Wednesday, June 24 during the 2015 American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis / St.

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11/4/15
Minimizing Visitor Injury Risk

Visitor personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a public garden’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee injury claims and employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect visitors.

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11/4/15
US Drought Monitor

Current drought conditions, as well as forecasts, mapped out for the United States and Puerto Rico. Soil moisture, streamflow and precipitation conditions and outlooks are included.

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11/1/15
The Value of Green Infrastructure

This broad analysis attempts to place an economic value on the numerous benefits provided by green infrastructure (defined here as a network of decentralized stormwater management practices).

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11/1/15
The Groundwater Foundation

The Groundwater Foundation provides information on the basics of groundwater, contamination threats and how it can be protected. Topics under protection include water conservation in the home and garden and building a rain garden.

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11/1/15
Rainwater Harvesting Calculator

This Excel-based calculator was developed to help residents of Washington State size and test scenarios for rain water harvesting systems based on the typical climate. 

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11/1/15
North America Drought Monitor

A collaboration between Canada, Mexico and the US, the North America Drought Monitor produces a monthly drought conditions map. Downloadable drought data are provided free to the public.

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11/1/15
Water Blues Green Solutions

Discover ways of protecting and restoring rivers and sources of drinking water.  Explore stories by location. 

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11/1/15
WaterWatch

WaterWatch provides current maps of drought, flood and streamflow conditions. A toolkit allows the user to create their own maps and figures to illustrate how water conditions have changed over time.

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11/1/15

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