Adopt a Stream Kickoff & Urban Stream Research Tour

Join DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation in kicking off the Adopt-A-Stream program this fall on September 28th, 3:30pm to 5pm at the Urban Stream Research Center in Warrenville!

The Antea Group of Naperville caring for
their adopted section of the DuPage River

The event will begin with a guided tour of the Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve. Jessi DeMartini of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead attendees on a behind the scenes tour of this water research lab not generally open to the public.  The Urban Stream Research Center facility, the only one of its kind in Illinois, is used for research and to monitor, raise and reintroduce native mussels and non-game fish to local waters. Research activities include improving the understanding of microhabitat needs for species survival in order to improve the success of species re-introductions, as well as evaluating the success of habitat restoration techniques in urban aquatic environments.  Jessi was recently featured on WGN TV News talking about the work she and others are doing at this cutting edge facility - click here to check it out.

Following this, attendees will learn more about DuPage County's Adopt-A-Stream program, which promotes citizen-based stewardship of the County's rivers and streams.  Adopt-a-Stream brings members, residents, municipalities and professionals together for the sake of preservation and conservation.

Learn how you can give some love to a DuPage County stream at this year's Adopt-A-Stream kickoff!

The program includes:

Adopt-A-Stream program specifics
Other programs that make a difference in your community
       Snacks will be provided



Become part of the effort to keep our local streams and waterways clean, healthy and beautiful. Please contact Jan Roehll at 630-428-4500, Ext. 121 or email her with any questions.