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April 14, 2017
On Wednesday, April 26th, farmers, environmental advocates, and citizens from across the state will come together in Springfield for Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Lobby Day to educate their legislators about the importance of conservation on farmland to protect our soil and water ecosystems.
The moon is a natural laboratory for investigating fundamental questions about the origin and evolution of the Earth and the solar system. NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to map the moon's surface. LRO observations have enabled numerous groundbreaking discoveries, creating a new picture of the moon as a dynamic and complex body. These developments have set up a scientific framework through which to challenge and improve our understanding of processes throughout the solar system. See the fantastic images and videos from NASA.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has published Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks, a resource and idea book intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable and active travel for people of all ages and abilities. The book applies national design guidelines to rural settings and highlights case studies from rural areas.
April 20 - Illinois Broadband: Federal Policy Framework webinar, noon
April 26 - Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Lobby Day, Springfield
April 28 - Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Project proposal deadline, 4 pm
May 31 - SEDAP application deadline
June 11-14, 2017 Community Development Society Conference, Big Sky, MT
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