Lower Des Plaines River Paddle and Cleanup

August 15, 2015 | 8:00am

Join us as we paddle and clean up the Lower Des Plaines River, from Columbia Woods Boat Launch, using tools including grabbers, garbage bags, and gloves! This event is open to individuals, groups, and families with children ages five and up. Bring your own canoe or use one provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. A limited number of boats are available to loan. Canoe instruction is provided.

Lunch is included at the Columbia Woods take out.

This event is free but you must register in advance. To reserve your spot and for exact directions to the meet-up location, call 708-386-4042 x23 or email  

This clean up is a joint effort of Illinois Water TrailKeepers (a partnership of Openlands and Illinois Paddling Council) and the Forest Preserves of Cook County, with funding from REI. 



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