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2017 DuPage River Sweep

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

| Free

This is not a SCARCE event, however, we encourage you to get involved!

Consider volunteering or join as a group leader to begin a “sweep” spot near you! There are resources for getting started, as well as instructions on canoe/kayak paddling and rental.

From the Conservation Foudation

The annual DuPage County River Sweep is a county-wide, self-coordinated stream cleanup and restoration event.  The purpose of the river sweep is to encourage volunteers to help “sweep our rivers clean” by picking up debris in and along local waterways and restoring nearby land back to its natural state.

On the 25th anniversary of the River Sweep in 2016, a record 890 volunteers participated in the clean-up and restoration efforts.  Over 96 miles of shoreline was cleared of debris. Items such as a 55-gallon drum of antifreeze, 25 lbs. of golf balls, a payphone, car parts, tires a 25-gallon propane tank car bumper, about 40 golf balls, a tricycle, a no-parking sign, a shopping cart and more were removed.


Pre-registration is required.




May 20, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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