Understanding Our Watershed

Information on how waterways best function as well as specific data about the DuPage River, Des Plaines River, and their tributaries inform our work to improve water quality and aquatic life.

What is a watershed? What lives in our rivers and streams? Find out that and more by taking a look at our educational resources.

Before we can restore our rivers and streams, we need good data. We collect data on the water quality and life in local waterways so our restoration projects can have the greatest impact.

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