The annual DuPage County River Sweep (a county-wide, self-coordinated, stream cleanup and restoration event) is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The purpose of the river sweep is to encourage volunteers to help "sweep our rivers clean" by picking up debris in and along the local waterways and restoring nearby land back to its natural state.
More than 10,800 volunteers have removed nearly 3,252 tons of garbage from DuPage County streams since 1991. The Sweep encompasses the East and West Branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek, as well as many tributaries.
The 2016 River Sweep takes place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 AM to Noon. If you would like to be involved in the 2016 DuPage River Sweep, there are three ways to get started: consider being a Community Liaison, Group Coordinator or Individual Volunteer. To learn more and/or to register for the river sweep, please visit the Conservation Foundation or contact Joe Potts with Bloomingdale Park District.