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Upcoming Water TrailKeepers Cleanups

Illinois Water TrailKeepers volunteers participate in and lead many cleanups every year.  More information can be found by contacting Tom Eckels

Last year there were 23 cleanups with over 900 volunteer hours and nearly 14,000lbs of trash removed from the water. 

This year promises to be another successful year

 Date Cleanup    Contact Sponsors/Partners
 3/22 Illinois River
309-686-3360 Peoria Park District
 4/25     Willow Creek in Elgin

Note: This is a bank/stream-bed walking cleanup

 

 John Ziegler: cleanwillowcreek@sbcglobal.net Water TrailKeepers

Prairie State Canoeists

Isaac Walton League
5/9    
 Chicago River    
Paul Klonowski
pklonowski@comcast.net


  
Open Lands

REI

Friends of the Chicago River

Water TrailKeepers

Prairie State Canoeists
 5/16     DuPage River Sweep
 Ray Ziemer    rgziemer@comcast.net
 DuPage River Sweep.org

Prairie State Canoeists

Water TrailKeepers
 6/6 Little Calumet River
Calumet Waterway Stewards
Calumet Waterway Stewards

Water TrailKeepers

Open Lands

City of Blue Island

Southland Visitors and Convention Bureau
 6/20         Fox River in Algonquin,IL    
 Jodie Auliff: benjodieauliff@yahoo.com
 Water TrailKeepers

Prairie State Canoeists
6/27    
DuPage River in Naperville IL
 Kathleen Landow wanagi.h20@gmail.com
 Water TrailKeepers

Prairie State Canoeists
 7/18 Kishwaukee River
 Stan Popelar  sjpopelar@juno.com
Boon County Conservation district

Water TrailKeepers

Prairie State Canoeists
   
 7/25 Fox River in St Charles IL
 Brad DeArk
 Prairie State Canoeists

Water TrailKeepers
 8/1Lower Fox River, Yorkville to Silver Springs
Laura Barghusen lbarghusen@openlands.org

Tom Eckels thomasreckels@gmail.com
Open Lands

Water TrailKeepers


 8/8 Lower DesPlaines River
 Laura Barghusen lbarghusen@openlands.org

Tom Eckels thomasreckels@gmail.com
 Open Lands

Water TrailKeepers
    
    
    
    
    

Last  year’s cleanup activities were funded by grants received from REI, the American Canoe Association Club Fostered Stewardship Grant Program administered by LLBean, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SCALE Grant Program.


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