The Conservation Foundation is seeking volunteers for the annual DuPage River Sweep event on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 AM to noon at various locations along the DuPage River and its tributaries. The Foundation's goal is to make this the most successful DuPage River Sweep yet! The River Sweep is an easy and fun way to "Go Green" this spring.
The annual DuPage River Sweep is a county-wide stream cleanup held each spring that encompasses the East and West Branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek, as well as many tributaries. The purpose of the River Sweep is to encourage volunteers to help "sweep our rivers clean" by picking up debris in and along their local waterways and by restoring nearby land back to its natural state. Since the event was launched in 1991, more than 8,800 volunteers collected nearly 220 tons of garbage from DuPage County waterways!!!
Those interested in participating or looking for more information should visit www.theconservationfoundation.org/sweep for a complete list of cleanup and restoration sites and to register for the Sweep. The 2013 DuPage River Sweep brochure (which contains registration information) is available for download below. For more information call (630) 428-4500 ext. 22.