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Annual Flower Sale

Posted on: May 25th, 2022 by rjohnson

The city of East Peoria had their annual Flower Sale on Saturday May 7th.  East Peoria Green was at the event.  Linda was at a table in the FOLEPI Building informing residents about environmental issues such as plastic pollution.  She was also handout milkweed seeds for monarch butterflies or pollinator flowers such as purple coneflower seeds.  Meanwhile some of the rest of us were out picking up litter around the streets of East Peoria.  Here are a couple of photos showing us at work.  The first picture is a selfie of Connie working on her side of the road, with me, Bob, bringing up the rear.  In the other photo Trey and Jamison, from the EPCHS Hope Club are working with Mr. Hobbs picking up trash in another area of town.  
   We hope to do a clean up of the riverfront on the morning of the 5th of July, after the celebration of the 4th of July.  If you would like to help please contact Bob at 309-966-2223.

Energy Efficiency Day Proclamation

Posted on: November 3rd, 2021 by rjohnson

East Peoria Mayor John Kahl presented a proclamation in recognition of Energy Efficiency Day on October 6th. Recieving the proclamation are Bob Jorgensen of HOI Sierra Club and Connie Cantabury of East Peoria Green. All citizens need to Remember that energy that is not needed because buildings are emery efficient is the first step in slowing climate change.

Seed Collection

Posted on: July 21st, 2021 by rjohnson

For over 5 years, the East Peoria Community High School HOPE Club has been working with the Army Core of Engineers to harvest and distribute native wildflower seeds near Farmdale Dam in East Peoria. HOPE Club (an acronym for Healing Our Planet’s Environment) is an environmental club that was founded 25 years ago by EPCHS science teacher Martin Hobbs. Some of those wildflowers are milkweed, an important plant that attracts many pollinators including monarch butterflies. Due to widespread herbicide use, milkweed, the only plant monarch larvae will eat, is becoming much more scarce. As a result, monarch populations have decreased by over 80% over the last 2 decades. HOPE Club and EP Green have distributed thousands of these milkweed seeds to interested community members. If you are interested in acquiring some of these milkweed seeds, please contact Bob Jorgensen at jestpr@aol.com or Martin Hobbs at mhobbs@ep309.org.

East Peoria Curbside Recycling Program

Posted on: April 15th, 2021 by rjohnson

East Peoria is bringing back their Curbside Recycling Collection starting in May. Go to the City of East Peoria’s website for more information. Download the Acceptable Items Flyer for a list of items they accept.