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The Conservation Foundation: May is River Sweep Month

We are now declaring the entire month of May as River Sweep Month!!

We encouraging everyone to get out and show some love to a waterway near you!

How To Participate

At times and places that are convenient for you, head out yourself or with immediate family members and clean up trash and debris on a trail or waterway near you.  The fact is, even trash on land will eventually wind up in our rivers, so if you don’t have easy access to a river or stream, you can still participate.  All you need are some gloves, a trash bag, and a heart for service.  Even though we can’t gather in large groups this year, our small efforts will collectively make a big difference!  We will have a list of forest preserves in DuPage County providing river access and offering to haul away your trashy finds later this week.

Please take photos of your cleanup and post them on your social media pages with the location you worked at and the hashtag #riversweep and tag The Conservation Foundation.  Then we’ll all be able to see what a difference we have been able to make together even though we are apart!

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