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 entire month of May is DuPage River Sweep Month and we encourage everyone (regardless of what county you're in) to get out and show some live to a waterwa near you! Our health and the health of our communities are directly tied to the health of our rivers and streams, so let's get out there and make a difference! The Sweep encompasses the East and
West Branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek, as well as many tributaries.
If you would like to be involved in the DuPage River Sweep, there are three ways to get started: consider being a Community Liaison, Group Coordinator or Individual Volunteer. To learn more and/or to register for the river sweep, please visit the Conservation Foundation or contact Joe Potts with Bloomingdale Park District at 630-529-3650.