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Watershed moments: The Conservation Foundation will host its annual Fall Membership and Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Wednesday at the Fisherman's Inn, just south of Elburn. Tim Loftus, Ph.D. from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, will speak about the regional water supply and what we can do to help protect it.
The Will County-based group also will present the Sustainable Development and Conservation@Home awards, recognizing the many outstanding efforts in our region to improve and protect our environment.
Cost for the luncheon is $35 per person for members and $50 per person for nonmembers (and includes a one-year membership). Call 630-428-4500, ext. 41, or email etuttle@theconservationfoundation.org to register.

Green awards: The National Resources Defense Council is taking nominations for its Growing Green Award, which will go to an outstanding individual in each of four categories: Food Producer, Business Leader, Thought Leader and Water Steward. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded in the Food Producer category and all winners will be widely celebrated through outreach to media and NRDC's networks. Yes, you can nominate yourself.

Product recall: Plum Organics' 4.22-ounce Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food has been recalled because it may cause botulism. The product was sold at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations nationally.
The affected products are in pouches with a "best by" date of May 21, 2010, and UPC No. 890180001221. Return the product for a full refund at any Toys-R-Us or Babies-R-Us store.
Questions? Call 888-974-3555 or e-mail info@plumorganics.com.

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Hey, I see the solution to the Asian Carp dilemma as a very easy fix . . . put a "bounty" on them of, well let's just say a buck per fish and let all the Illinois anglers at them. You'll soon have many a fisherman out on the channel eliminating the problem. Hell, we spent 2 million dollars on chemicals that didn't seem to be that effective, so why not eliminate them in a more effective and "green" manner. And, on top of all that, retirees and out of work fisherman could provide a very valuable service to the state and earn a little cash to boot! I say give it a chance . . . polluting the channel didn't help. Did it?

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