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2018 DuPage River Sweep
May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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. If litter clean-up isn’t your thing, there is the option to volunteer to restore natural areas near waterways.
From the Conservation Foundation:
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.
Despite heavy rains on the day of the River Sweep in 2017, more than 600 volunteers came out to cleanup the waterways. Some groups shortened their day and others rescheduled, but they all helped remove approximately 6 tons of debris from the DuPage River and its tributaries. In 2017 over 65 miles of shoreline were cleared of trash. The treasures found varied widely, including an adult bicycle, car jack, tires, seat cushions, lawn chairs, milk crates, a custom golf bag, ladder and golf, soccer, beach and tennis balls.
Join in and make a positive impact for your community!
Pre-registration is required. Click “more information” below for details and registration.