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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros 630-407-6706

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DuPage County Stormwater Management Co-Hosting Adopt-a-Stream Fall Kickoff Event

DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting an Adopt-a-Stream fall kickoff event on Thursday, September 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. for existing participants and groups interested in becoming involved in the DuPage County program.

“If you have an interest in our local rivers and streams – whether it’s fishing, kayaking or a general appreciation for healthy waters – we encourage you to stop by to learn how you can become more involved protecting and enhancing DuPage County’s waterways,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay.

During the event, groups will learn about the Adopt-a-Stream program, which involves cleanup and monitoring activities to keep local waterways maintained. In addition, staff will be on hand to sign interested groups up for the program and schedule cleanup dates. Local public agencies, businesses, schools, nonprofits, student organizations and volunteer groups are encouraged to attend.

“Between the Adopt-a-Stream program and annual DuPage River Sweep, local stewards have made a great difference to the quality of our waterways,” added Chairman Zay. “Each year, participation in these programs increases and the amount of debris found during cleanups decreases. It’s important that we keep this momentum going.”

The event will be held at The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm (10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville). In addition to learning more about the program, attendees will have the chance to tour green infrastructure and learn about best management practices to improve water quality at McDonald Farm. To register, please email sgeorge@theconservationfoundation.org.

For more information about the Adopt-a-Stream program, visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/38387/.