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.
Green Roofs: A Creative Way to Green Urban and Suburban Areas
Green roofs, also called living roofs, are a form of green infrastructure that can creatively bring more greenspace to urban areas.
Bioswales Reduce Flooding and Protect Waterways
Bioswales are a type of green infrastructure than can be integrated into urban and suburban neighborhoods to help manage stormwater.
How Washing Your Car at Home Impacts Waterways
Be mindful when washing your car at home. The dirty car wash water can flow into storm drains and contaminate local rivers and streams.
Healthy Rivers Have More Than Just Clean Water
How can you tell if a body of water is healthy? Take a look at its chemical, physical and biological features!