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Event Calendar

River Shoreline Cleanup

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 04/27/2019

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 14 or older

Contact Phone: 815.722.9470

Location: Rock Run Rookery Preserve

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Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event Details

Celebrate Earth Day at a cleanup event along the banks of the Rock Run Rookery. We will be collecting trash at the water’s edge. It will be a morning of invigorating work and Earth Day enthusiasm that is sure to leave you with a sense of great accomplishment!

Dress for the weather and for getting dirty. Waterproof footwear is highly recommended. Cleanup instructions and safety equipment will be provided on the day of the event.

Due to the proximity to water and the unpredictable nature of the debris we will be collecting, this program is limited to individuals 14 years of age or older. The cleanup areas are off-trail and require walking through rough, uneven terrain.

Do you have your own kayak and would you like to clean up areas we can’t get to by foot? Bring it along and join in the effort. The kayak launch will be open, weather permitting.

This video from a 2017 exhibit at Four Rivers Environmental Education Centerin Channahon illustrates how much of a problem trash can be in our local waterways:

Event Requirements

Registration required by Monday, April 22: 815.722.9470.


Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workday should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the workday.


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