The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Mary Mitros 630-407-6706

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DuPage County Stormwater Management Recognized for Partnership with The Conservation Foundation

The Conservation Foundation recognized the DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee on Tuesday for more than 10 years of collaboration with the organization.

Brook McDonald, president and CEO of The Conservation Foundation, spoke to the Committee, noting significant accomplishments over the past 10 years. Among the achievements was a comprehensive DuPage River Sweep program, which has recruited more than 4,700 volunteers to remove 72 tons of trash and restore 12 acres of stream bank. Additionally, more than 12,000 individuals have attended seminars, workshops, presentations and student events hosted by the two entities.

“Our partnership with The Conservation Foundation has been important to water quality preservation throughout the County,” said Stormwater Management Planning Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “These past 10 years have been critical to the success of the County’s stormwater management program, and we owe a lot of our accomplishments – especially in education and outreach – to this collaboration.”

McDonald also applauded DuPage County’s commitment to funding watershed- and water quality- related education and outreach to create a countywide impact.  

Following the presentation, McDonald presented Zay with a plaque recognizing “10 Years of Outstanding Partnership” with the DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee.