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RORG’s 2022 Year in Review

By the RORG Team This year’s Year in Review is dedicated to Prof. Bill Gamble, center. Our bridge could not have been built without him. He passed away May 2022. Photo by Travis Tate. Welcome to RORG’s Year in Review — our third one! You can read about prior years here and here. Before we…

Giving Tuesday 2022

by C. Eliana Brown, RORG Director The Red Oak Rain Garden celebrates GivingTuesday with a campaign to fund a RORG Maintenance Endowment. On November 29, 2022, we join millions around the world participating in the GivingTuesday global generosity movement. GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. Their global network inspires generosity around…

Rain Gardens & Drought

By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer As of July 7, 2022, a portion of east-central Illinois, including where the Red Oak Rain Garden is located, is now listed in severe drought by NOAA and the National Integrated Drought Information System. This is the driest we’ve been here since the dreaded drought of 2012, which is…

Looking back on my RORG experience: Sydney Nielsen

By Sydney Nielsen, RORG Student Team Taking a look back at my time with RORG, it’s hard to believe how quickly a semester passed by. To me, it feels like just yesterday I first found the listing with the application to apply for RORG’s internship. But now, I’m writing my final reflection about not only…

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