Join NRDC for a special Leap Day event & reception featuring: Michael Hawthorne, environment reporter for the Chicago Tribune, and Andrew Wetzler, director of NRDC’s Wildlife and Land program.
Healthy frogs are good indicators of a healthy environment. Frogs live in watery homes, sometimes in the streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes near cornfields. In the United States—especially in the Midwest— these fields are often treated with the popular weed killer atrazine, which is now prevalent in drinking water throughout our region. Although atrazine was banned years ago by the European Union, it is still used widely in the United States. NRDC’s 2009 study shows this chemical turns healthy frogs into hermaphrodites, and raises risks of cancer and birth defects in humans. Learn how you can protect your family from contaminated drinking water and learn more about NRDC’s work to protect the health of people, frogs, and other wildlife impacted by this chemical.
When: February 29th | 5:30-7:30pm
Where: 2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 2250 (at Madison & Canal) Chicago, IL 60606
Due to building security, RSVP is required to email@example.com or (312) 651-7908.