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Find Out How to Volunteer as a Protect Your Waters Monitor at March 8 Workshop

(Feb. 23, 2017) — The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites outdoor enthusiasts 18 or older who are interested in becoming volunteer waterway monitors to attend an information workshop on Wednesday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve, 28W680 Butterfield Road in Warrenville.

Volunteer monitors work along the shoreline or by boat to protect the waterways of DuPage County by identifying and reporting invasive species in District-owned natural areas. They also educate the public about invasive species and litter’s effect on habitats. 

“Whether you are a paddler or angler or enjoy a stroll around a lake, pond or river, this program may be for you,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Al Murphy, District 6.

“Make a difference and protect your waterways by picking up litter, monitoring for zebra mussels and educating visitors about preventing the spread of these aquatic invasive species and other invaders,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. 

Register to attend the workshop by calling 630-206-9630 or emailing by March 1. Food and beverages will be served at the workshop. Interested candidates must fill out and submit a volunteer application form

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.

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