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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

There have already been eleven successful efforts that have pulled tons of trash out of our local rivers, but there is still plenty of opportunity for volunteers to assist in one or more of these cleanups:

8/9:        FoxRiver in Oswego IL:  Contact George Stenitzer

8/23:        SangamonRiver:  Contact Scott Hewitt

9/7:        ChicagoRiver:  Contact Jack Snarr

9/13:      DesPlainesRiver between Lake and Cook County: Contact Tom Eckels

9/20:      FoxRiver in Algonquin IL:  Contact Jodie Auliff

10/4:       DuPage River Cleanup, Contact Cathy Landow

10/11:      Team River Runner and WTK cleanup of Fox by Yorkville;  Contact Tom Eckels

This year’s cleanup activities are 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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