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 the local waterways and restoring nearby land back to its natural state.
The skies were overcast for the 2018 River Sweep but that didn’t keep 800 volunteers from showing up to help clean up the DuPage River and its tributaries! This robust group helped remove approximately 9 tons of debris from these waterways and over 61 miles of shoreline were cleared of trash. The treasures found in and along the river have varied widely over the Sweep’s 25+ year history, including bicycles, car parts and tires (and once an entire car), seat cushions, lawn chairs, milk crates, a custom golf bag, fencing, ladders, building materials, toilets, refrigerators and other appliances, mattresses, soccer, beach and tennis balls and many other things.
We would love to have you join us for the 2019 DuPage River Sweep on May 18th!
Sign up today: http://theconservationfoundation.org/event.php?EventID=137
Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!