Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Pollution in Urban Watersheds

August 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pollution in Urban Watersheds webinar banner

Pollution in Urban Watersheds: What You Can Do to Help Keep Our Rivers Clean


In urban watersheds, sources of phosphorus pollution can vary, but a USGS study indicates that leaf litter detritus is one of the leading sources. Leaf litter and other organic material, like lawn clippings, leach phosphorus during storms and are fast-tracked to rivers via storm sewers. In excess, phosphorus can cause algal blooms, reduce dissolved oxygen levels, and be harmful to people and wildlife. Fortunately, several studies have examined the highly effective and widespread practice of street sweeping as a way to remove these non-point sources of phosphorus before they reach the rivers where they are difficult to remove. The DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup (DRSCW) recently completed a study to document practices already in place, estimate potential phosphorus removal, and make recommendations on ways to further reduce phosphorus inputs. Learn more about The Watersheds We Call Home from Alex Handel and our It’s Our Fox River Day on our blog.


register on zoom button


This webinar is sponsored by:

Itasca Bank and Trust Logo



August 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


The Conservation Foundation

Like this Event? Share it!

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest