Improving neighborhood environments: Working to find balance between nature and industry

The Will County Environmental Network continues to advocate for recreation and nature in the neighborhood.

The Network is working with the Will County Land Use Department & the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on designed  improvements to the historic Brandon and Patterson Road areas.  Members will continue to provide assistance as the plan moves forward. The Network urges all residents in the area to look forward to a neighborhood meeting explaining the plan in more detail in the near future.

Archiving the past 35 years!

The Will County Environmental Network is working to archive its documents, stretching back to the founding of our grassroots organization in 1981.

The Network archives include important information about major developments in Joliet and Jackson Township, the redevelopment of the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, and major environmental issues on the state and local level.

It is our hope that the documents and expert testimony will not only preserve the environmental record, but will also continue to  provide insights into issues facing the county today.

The committee has been a little overwhelmed with the amount of information that has been kept and is working on creating a digtal file.

Important historical documents will begin to appear here in the near future. 


Join members of the Network and area business and governmental leaders as we celebrate the plan to bring recreation and historical recognition to the Brandonand Patterson Road neighborhoods.


The day begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday October 4 at Mt. Zion Church in Joliet.

Hear the details of the plan to develop recreational sites along the historic U.S. Route 66 corridor.

Learn more about the plans for a park opposite the Brandon Dam.


Join us for fellowship and discussion!

Network Meeting Slated for Monday

The Will County Environmental Network will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 21 at Laraway School in Joliet.

Agenda items include an update on the new CenterPoint Project, continuing concerns to recognize and protect the karst aquifer in the region, and the Route 53 Corridor Plan.

Anyone interested in working to protect and defend the environment is invited to attend. Please note the meeting will be held outdoors and participants need to bring a chair.


The Will County Environmental Network will not meet in regular session this month  in order for the membership

to work on a variety of special projects at the committee level.

Regular meetings will resume the 4th Wednesday of July at the 7pm at the Jackson Township Hall.

Questions in the interim can be directed to Mary Baskerville at 815/546-3230.

Network to Meet Wednesday, April 25

The Will County Environmental Network will meet in special session on Wednesday, April 25.

The special focus of the meeting will be to make decisions regarding the planning, scheduling and logistics of the next roundtable.

All members are encouraged to attend.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., at the Jackson Township Hall in Elwood.