Archive for March, 2010

Join the CoCoRaHS Team! Upcoming Training in Morris and Joliet

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Do you enjoy measuring rain or snow from your backyard? If so, consider joining CoCoRaHS. Learn more about CoCoRaHS.

What is CoCoRaHS??

CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).   By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. CoCoRaHS is now in all fifty states. The 2 main requirements include purchase of an official CoCoRaHS rain gauge (approx $25), and internet access to enter your daily observations.

The following training session have been scheduled:

Thursday March 25th at 6:30 PM

Grundy County Extension Office
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL

Registration required. To register for this session, contact the Grundy County Extension office at 815-942-2725

Saturday March 27th at 10 AM

Will County Extension Office
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL

Registration required. To register for this session, contact the Will County Extension office at 815-727-9296.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Monday, March 15th, 2010

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March 15 – 19th is National Flood Safety Awareness Week.  Learn more.