april, 2018

08apr11:00 amChallenges to Sustainability in Central Illinois

Event Details

From the time European immigrants first settled the rich prairies of Central
Illinois, the area has offered its inhabitants a livable environment with diverse
flora and fauna, highly productive farmland, space for development, and
abundant clean water. But the ecosystem that has sustained both the human and
natural community is increasingly threatened. This seminar series will explore
some of the threats and consider how citizens can engage to reduce them.

Sunday, April 8: Threatened and Endangered Amphibians and Reptiles in
Illinois: Who are they, what habitat changes imperil them, and why does their
status matter?

Sunday, April 15: The Mahomet Aquifer, our source of abundant fresh
water: Does a growing human population, increasing agricultural and
industrial use, and contamination threaten sustainability of the

Sunday, April 22: Development in Champaign County: Does the county’s
Land Resource Management Plan protect the long-term viability of agriculture
and the land resource base, ensure urban development that is compact and
contiguous to already- developed areas, and guarantee social and
economically desirable use of these resources?


(Sunday) 11:00 am


Fellowship Hall


First Presbyterian Church of Urbanaoffice@firstpres.org