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DuPage County River Sweep

The annual DuPage County River Sweep is a county-wide self-coordinated stream cleanup and restoration event which has been held each spring for over 20 years.  The purpose of the river sweep is to encourage volunteers to help “sweep our rivers … Continue reading

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DuPage County Sustainable Landscaping Seminar

Sponsored by Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation, DuPage County municipalities and park districts are invited to a free, half-day Sustainable Landscaping Seminar on May 6 at Cantigny Park (1s151 N Winfield Rd, Wheaton). With presentations from the Midwest Pesticide … Continue reading

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DuPage Environmental Summit

This popular annual event has attracts 250-300 participants each year to learn about various environmental and conservation topics important to DuPage County. The event is being hosted by The Conservation Foundation and DuPage County’s Green Government Council, and sponsored by … Continue reading

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How can water utilities save water and save money?

By Rachel Carnahan This is the question of the hour in water conservation. Less water used means less water sold and often means less revenue collected; less revenue collected can mean less money for the operation and maintenance of the … Continue reading

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Regulations and Ordinances: A Nuisance or Vital Conservation Tool?

 By Rachel Carnahan Many people don’t give much thought to the regulations and ordinances that govern their water use. The largest impact they see is that they can probably only water their lawn on certain days. However, there is a … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere? DuPage Water Commission leads efforts to better manage Lake Michigan water

By Marcella Bondie, LEED AP Standing on Lake Michigan’s beaches, it’s easy to think that we—those of us lucky enough to live within piping distance of a Great Lake—have an endless supply of water. However, as I discovered on May … Continue reading

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