Events

Trees and Water Sensitive Urban Design

DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are offering a free webinar entitled "Trees and Water Sensitive Urban Design." Urban trees can be an invaluable asset to cities.  When designed correctly, trees can efficiently and sustainably assist in managing stormwater through the reduction of runoff and the improvement of water quality.  But what are …

Beyond The Basics Virtual Conference

The Conservation Foundation presents our Beyond the Basics conference 2021 for community leaders and stormwater professionals.. Our theme this year is “Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Challenges.” With increased storm events, water quality issues, erosion and invasive species, what innovative programs, policies and projects are the solutions to these and other stormwater related issues? This year, …

Native Stormwater Best Management Practices That Work Great & Look Good

We will look at WHY native plants are used to help filter, cleanse and cool rain run-off; WHERE they are used; and HOW they are maintained.  These BMPs look good, work well, are cost effective and help improve our environment.  WHAT’s not to like about that?! Thank You To The Sponsor of This Webinar:

Doing Your Part for Earth Day

Let's take a look at what all of us as residents can do to protect local water quality as we celebrate Earth Month and this remarkable planet that sustains us all! This program is sponsored in partnership with DuPage County Stormwater Management.  

DuPage River Sweep 2021

The 30th Anniversary DuPage River Sweep will be held Saturday, May 15th, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Volunteer registration for the 2021 Sweep is now CLOSED! Thanks so much to all who have signed up to volunteer. If you see people in and along the DuPage River and its tributaries on Saturday, give them …

Less (and) More: Modernism Greets The River Landscape Art Show Opening

Wheaton artist Joel Sheesley, who was Artist-In-Residence for The Conservation Foundation's Art of the Fox initiative, is opening a new art show at the acclaimed Farnsworth House along the Fox River in Plano.  We are thrilled to be co-hosting the show's opening reception with the Farnsworth House, and invite you to join us on Sunday, …

3rd Annual Fox River Clean-Up Event in St. Charles

Volunteer to join The Conservation Foundation, the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, and the St. Charles Park District for the 3rd annual volunteer river clean-up event. Come as a family, a team of 3-6 or on your own. You can work from the shoreline or from kayaks and canoes!