Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Commissioner Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda was joined by MWRD President Kari Steele, Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos and other elected officials to kick off an inaugural Environmental Resource Fair at the new Liberty Park in Hanover Park on Monday.
“The MWRD offers so many great resources that make it possible to practice sustainability at home,” said Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda. “From rain barrels to milkweed seeds to compost, these materials not only beautify our communities but also prevent local flooding and protect pollinators like honeybees and monarch butterflies.”
Other elected officials in attendance included: Schaumburg Township Supervisor Timothy Heneghan; Hanover Township Trustee Khaja Moinuddin; Hanover Park Trustee Herb Porter; Hanover Park Park District President Mark Elkins; U-46 Board Member Eva Porter; Schaumburg Township Trustee-Elect Lauren Saternus and Hanover Park Trustee-Elect Yasmeen Bankole. Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison served as an event partner.
“We are always excited to share MWRD resources and information with our neighbors,” said President Steele. “I appreciate Commissioner Eira Corral Sepúlveda and the Hanover Park officials for hosting this event, and I look forward to participating again in the future.”
Event partners included Hanover Township, Schaumburg Township, Schaumburg Township Library, Illinois Monarch Project, Schaumburg Monarch Initiative and American Association of Retired Asians.
More information about MWRD resources can be found at mwrd.org.