Left to right: Evanston Environmental  Association board member Jim Chilsen, board secretary Karen Taira, board member Jim LaRochelle, board president Rick Nelson, board vice president Dick Peach, board members Paul Klitzke and Tracy Hubbard and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.Photo from Evanston Environmental Association

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At the Jan. 11 City Council meeting, the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) presented a check for $43,000 to the City of Evanston. The funds will be used for the classroom extension project at the Evanston Ecology Center, located at 2024 McCormick Blvd.

The expanded classroom will provide additional space for Ecology Center programming, as well as more living space for the Center’s resident animals, affectionately called their “critters.” Construction on the addition began in August and is expected to be completed
in late February 2016.

The Evanston Environmental Association is a non-profit organization that has promoted environmental education and action in Evanston since 1976. The EEA was formed to support the Evanston Ecology Center, the Center’s educational programs, and the adjacent Ladd Arboretum.