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Books available; gardens going native

The Environmental Defenders is pleased to announce that its two bookstores, The Green Spot in Woodstock and The Green Read in Crystal Lake, have reopened. Of course, all the social-distancing […]

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Environmental Defenders observes 50th anniversary

Several environmentally friendly initiatives earned the city of Woodstock the Government Award from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. That was one of four awards presented during the Defenders’ 50th […]

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CEJA and the bus trip to Springfield

Get ready to head for Springfield to support a clean energy future in Illinois! By request from Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, the Illinois Environmental Council has arranged for a […]

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Environmental Defenders turns 50

By Cynthia Kanner Executive Director, the Environmental Defenders  of Mchenry County The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County has been working to preserve and protect the environment in McHenry County since […]

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Prelude to founding of an organization

By Cynthia Kanner, executive director of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County Fifty years ago, a group of concerned people started an organization called Defenders of The Fox River. The […]

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The ‘white stuff’ is already here

It’s September, and many will start thinking about the holidays, which means our environment will be inundated by “The White Stuff.” I’m not speaking of snow. I’m talking about the […]

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Council OKs noise limits, bag tax

Woodstock has a new objective limit on noise for police to enforce, and come January the city will have a 10-cents-a-bag tax on single-use bags to get local retail customers […]

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