Salt Creek Watershed Workshop

DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting a FREE breakfast workshop in your watershed! This workshop aims to connect like-minded organizations and individuals who are concerned with protecting local streams and rivers. During the workshop, Nick Wesley and Phil Nicodemus of the Chicago-based Urban Rivers will be sharing their innovative water quality projects and plans for improving the Chicago River. We will also be raffling off a rain barrel thanks to the generous donation from Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC.

 

Agenda

7:45-8:00 A.M.: Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:05 A.M.: Introductions

8:05 - 8:35 A.M.: The Wild Mile and Chicago River's Trashbots
Nick Wesley and Phil Nicodemus, Urban Rivers

Two projects that will be highlighted are The Wild Mile and the Trashbot. The Wild Mile will be the first-ever floating eco-park of this scale in the world, aimed to be a mile-long park of floating gardens and forests with public walkways installed by 2020. The floating park will provide habitat for wildlife, be open to the public, and create a kayaker destination. The Trashbot idea came after the installation of their first floating habitat in 2017, when Urban Rivers found one specific issue continued to plague the otherwise beautiful area: trash. To date just over 75% of the $20,000 goal has been raised to launch a robotic trash collecting prototype.

 

8:35 - 8:45 A.M.: Break and Rain Barrel Raffle

8:45 - 9:15 A.M.: The Wild Mile and Chicago River's Trashbots (cont'd)
Nick Wesley and Phil Nicodemus, Urban Rivers

9:15 - 9:30 A.M.: Breakout Discussion

Registration is required by Monday, February 18, 2019.1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available.