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23 Mar 2018

Green Team Tip: March 2018

2018-03-23T12:56:46+00:00

March 2018: Surprising Ways to Reuse Dryer Sheets

Because TV and PC screens are electrically charged, they attract dust. Wipe screens off with used softener sheets. They are made to reduce static cling so they remove dust and slow its return.

Pet hair on fabric can really stick, but it can […]

Green Team Tip: March 2018 2018-03-23T12:56:46+00:00
15 Feb 2018

Green Team Tip – February 2018

2018-03-23T12:33:33+00:00

February 2018 – Ashes for Your Compost

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, save your ashes in a tin instead of throwing them away. Cold wood ashes can be mixed in your compost heap to create a valuable soil amendment that provides nutrients to your garden.

Green Team Tip – February 2018 2018-03-23T12:33:33+00:00
31 Jan 2018

Green Team Tip – January 2018

2018-02-01T11:42:22+00:00

January 2018 – Water Facts

Download: Water Facts (PDF)

There is the same amount of water in the world today, as there was when the earth was formed; actually it’s the same water. The water that comes out of your faucet today could have been part of a glacier that […]

Green Team Tip – January 2018 2018-02-01T11:42:22+00:00
8 Jan 2018

WDSRA Adult Day Program Opens at Central Athletic Complex

2018-04-11T12:18:03+00:00

WDSRA Adult Day Program Opens at Central Athletic Complex

CONTACT: Gina Catalano
Wheaton Park District
630.510.4987
gcatalano@wheatonparks.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheaton, IL—On January 8, 2018, the doors to a sixth Rec & Roll location opened at the Central Athletic Complex in Wheaton. Rec & Roll is the Western DuPage Special […]

WDSRA Adult Day Program Opens at Central Athletic Complex 2018-04-11T12:18:03+00:00
30 Sep 2017

Letter to the Residents Regarding Graf Park from Mike Benard, Executive Director

2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00

A Letter to the Residents Regarding Graf Park

From Michael Benard, Executive Director

September 30, 2017

RE: Discussion: Proposed Land Swap of 4.5 acres between the Wheaton Park District and Community Unit School District #200 to facilitate the construction of a Preschool for children with disabilities

Dear Residents,

Thank you for calling, […]

Letter to the Residents Regarding Graf Park from Mike Benard, Executive Director 2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00
23 Sep 2017

Green Tip: September 2017

2018-03-23T12:57:45+00:00

September 2017: GreenCity Project Clothing Recycling Added

Maybe you’ve been cleaning out closets with the kids back in school–by donating you can help reduce our carbon footprint and reverse the flow of materials to landfills. Your donation of textiles and shoes can find a second life with local schools, churches, […]

Green Tip: September 2017 2018-03-23T12:57:45+00:00
7 Jun 2017

Green Tip: June 2017

2018-03-23T13:13:00+00:00

March 2018: Compost Like a Champ!

Throw your vegetable waste into your compost instead of allowing it to be trucked off to the landfill!

Known as “gardener’s gold,” compost enriches soil fertility by giving it a shot of high-powered, plant-loving nutrients. Aside from stimulating healthy root development, the addition of rich […]

Green Tip: June 2017 2018-03-23T13:13:00+00:00
14 May 2017

Green Tip: May 2017

2018-03-23T13:02:48+00:00

May 2017: Cut Paper Clutter & Save Trees

Three ways to cut paper clutter and save trees!

  1. Get off junk-mail lists. Register with the Direct Marketing Association’s DMAchoice mail preference service (dmachoice.org), and you’ll see a significant reduction in mail after three months.
  2. Permanently place a recycling […]
Green Tip: May 2017 2018-03-23T13:02:48+00:00
5 May 2017

Play Days Return to the Sensory Garden Playground This Summer

2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00

Play Days Return to the Sensory Garden Playground This Summer

CONTACT: Brett Peto
Wheaton Park District
630.510.4987
bpeto@wheatonparks.org
May 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DuPage County, Ill.—The Sensory Garden Playground (2751 Navistar Dr., Lisle, Ill.) provides opportunities for side-by-side play to children of all abilities. This summer, it will again provide Play Days […]

Play Days Return to the Sensory Garden Playground This Summer 2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00
4 May 2017

Wheaton Park District Restoring WWI Obelisk Memorial in Northside Park

2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00

Wheaton Park District Restoring WWI Obelisk Memorial in Northside Park

CONTACT: Brett Peto
Wheaton Park District
630.510.4987
bpeto@wheatonparks.org
May 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheaton, Ill.—For the next few months, anyone who walks, runs, bikes, or drives past the entrance of the Wheaton Park District’s Northside Park (1300 N. West St.) may notice […]

Wheaton Park District Restoring WWI Obelisk Memorial in Northside Park 2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00
1 May 2017

Rotary Clubs of Wheaton Donate $20,000 to Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation at Wheaton Park District’s Fun Run in Color 2017

2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00

Rotary Clubs of Wheaton Donate $20,000 to Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation at Wheaton Park District’s Fun Run in Color 2017

CONTACT: Brett Peto
Wheaton Park District
630.510.4987
bpeto@wheatonparks.org
May 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheaton, Ill.—Through the swirl of color in the air, runners and spectators at […]

Rotary Clubs of Wheaton Donate $20,000 to Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation at Wheaton Park District’s Fun Run in Color 2017 2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00
25 Apr 2017

Go Fly a Kite in Wheaton Park District’s Graf Park on May 6

2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00

Go Fly a Kite in Wheaton Park District’s Graf Park on May 6

CONTACT: Brett Peto
Wheaton Park District
630.510.4987
bpeto@wheatonparks.org
April 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheaton, Ill.—Spring brings blue skies, and the Wheaton Park District’s free Go Fly a Kite event on May 6, 10A-2P in Graf Park (1855 Manchester Rd., […]

Go Fly a Kite in Wheaton Park District’s Graf Park on May 6
2018-04-11T12:18:04+00:00
24 Apr 2017

Cosley Zoo Supports and Donates to Vaquita Emergency Rescue Plan

2018-04-11T12:18:05+00:00

Cosley Zoo Supports and Donates to Vaquita Emergency Rescue Plan

CONTACT: Brett Peto
Wheaton Park District
630.510.4987
bpeto@wheatonparks.org
April 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheaton, Ill.—The habitat of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), is more than 2,000 miles from Cosley Zoo (1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, Ill.).

But that’s […]

Cosley Zoo Supports and Donates to Vaquita Emergency Rescue Plan 2018-04-11T12:18:05+00:00