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DUPAGE RIVER SWEEP
September 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

DuPage RiverThe Conservation Foundation is conducting its 25th Annual River Sweep, a countrywide clean-up which encourages citizens to improve local waterways by removing debris and litter from a section of stream or pond.  The event is being held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The Hanover Park Environmental Committee would like to lead a group of volunteers in cleaning a section of the West Branch of the DuPage River.  For more information or to sign up, contact the Environmental Committee Hotline at 630-823-5706.  Rain date is October 15.)

Photo taken by Tom Musch at https://tommusch.wordpress.com/

 



SALT CREEK CLEAN-UP
May 7, 2016, 1:53 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

Salt CreekThe Salt Creek Watershed Network is holding a Salt Creek Clean Up on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to help restore Salt Creek to its natural state and keep this precious natural resource clean and attractive.

Over the past 22 years, this program has cleaned up 75 cubic yards of garbage from the creek, including bicycle and car parts, construction material and other debris.  Volunteers will meet at the Elk Grove High School parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

For information, please contact Nick Nikola by email at creekguy@comcast.net or by phone at 847-828-1141.



PULLING THAT INVASIVE GARLIC MUSTARD
April 26, 2015, 7:00 am
Filed under: Volunteering

Garlic-Mustard_smallIf you’re interested in doing some volunteering, here’s your opportunity to get some fresh air and do something positive for the environment!

The Hoffman Estates Park District is asking for help your assistance in pulling the invasive garlic mustard at Rohrssen Park.  The park is on Rohrssen Road and the event will be held on May 9, 2015 from 9-11 a.m.

Volunteers of all ages are needed. The Parks Department will give a brief orientation about the plant and how to pull it and then the work will begin! Please bring a set of garden gloves, if you have them. RSVP to Sandy Manisco at smanisco@heparks.org or 847-781-3672.