Preserving and enhancing water quality in the Lower DuPage River and its tributaries.

Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition

Join Our Pet Waste Campaign

When Nature Calls...Pick It Up!

Dog poop is gross, pollutes local waterways and can carry harmful bacteria and other diseases. By encouraging responsible pet ownership we can help keep our streams, sidewalks and paths clean. We have put together outreach materials to bring a little humor to an otherwise unpleasant job.

Participation also helps your community meet stormwater permit requirements to provide education and outreach to residents on ways they can help keep pollutants like pet waste out of stormwater. This program can also be used to as part of your communities plan to address fecal coliform TMDLs.

Join our campaign to receive free signs and poop bag dispensers. Contact Jennifer Hammer if interested.

Our mission is to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to work together to preserve and enhance water quality in the Lower DuPage River and its tributaries.

The Coalition completed a watershed based plan for the Lower DuPage River Watershed in May of 2011. We adopted bylaws, elected officers and formally incorporated in February of 2012. Membership dues and assessments fund our comprehensive bioassessment monitoring program and staff to coordinate data collection and analysis, project identification and implementation, communication and collaboration throughout the watershed.

Watershed Plan

The Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition was formed as a result of a two year watershed planning project that was coordinated by The Conservation Foundation.

Bioassessment Monitoring

Our data, along with data from historical monitoring sites, wastewater treatment plants and dissolved oxygen probes, undergo stringent analyses to provide an overall assessment of the watershed and to help identify stressors to biological health.

Education & Outreach

Resources for our members to share with residents in their communities, including information on rain barrels, native plants, and road salt.

Get in Touch

Naperville, IL 60565

Phone: 630-428-4500
Fax: 630-428-4599
jhammer@theconservationfoundation.org

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Upcoming member meetings

2021 meetings coming soon.