You Can Do
Unlike some environmental challenges, the fate of the water resources we depend on is completely in our control. Making simple changes in the ways we use water will mean more and cleaner water for us and future generations. Click on the links below to explore the many ways you can conserve water at home, at work and in your community.
Be River Responsible
Join the community effort to clean up local rivers and streams! The Conservation Foundation organizes river clean ups along the DuPage River, Salt Creek, and the Fox River.
We all want to have a great time out on the water. Be River Responsible to keep the river safe and enjoyable for everyone.
DuPage County Programs
The DuPage County River Sweep is an annual river clean-up blitz spanning many DuPage communities.
Adopt-a-Stream volunteers steward a section of stream by committing to two clean-ups each year.
Storm Drain Medallions
Only rain goes down the drain! Help us mark storm drains with a reminder that storm drains connect directly to a nearby waterway.
Use a rain barrel to harvest free and clean rainwater to water your garden and reduce stormwater runoff.
Landscaping with Native Plants
Conserve water, decrease runoff, and help wildlife by integrating native flowers, grasses, and trees into your landscaping.
Salt Smart @ Home
Use the right amount of salt to keep roads safe while also limiting the amount of chlorides reaching local waterways.