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 aroundContinue reading “Giving Tuesday 2022”

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 isContinue reading “Rain Gardens & Drought”

Interview with David Wilcoxen

By Sydney Nielsen, RORG Student Intern I had the honor of interviewing David Wilcoxen about his background and interests, as well as his involvement with the Red Oak Rain Garden. David and RORG Director Eliana Brown initially met in 2002. Eliana joined David’s staff in 2004 and worked with him for 10 years during which timeContinue reading “Interview with David Wilcoxen”


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