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River cleanup set for Saturday

Emily Duthorn picks up trash along the Fox River on Saturday in Cornish Park in Algonquin. The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the village of Algonquin sponsored It's Our River Day‚ a local celebration of the statewide initiative.
Emily Duthorn picks up trash along the Fox River on Saturday in Cornish Park in Algonquin. The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the village of Algonquin sponsored It's Our River Day‚ a local celebration of the statewide initiative.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the village of Algonquin will hold the 11th annual “It’s Our River Day” – a local Fox River cleanup. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornish Park along the shoreline of the Fox River in downtown Algonquin.

Cornish Park is at the intersection of South Harrison Street and Route 62.

The Sierra Club will provide bags and gloves for the shoreline cleanup at the main location at Cornish Park. The Fox River Jeep Club will be at Buffalo Park for trash/recycling pickup downstream.

Volunteers from the Illinois Paddling Council, Water Trailkeepers and Prairie State Canoeists will participate in an in-river cleanup between Cornish Park and Fox River Shores in Carpentersville.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County at www.mcdef.org or 815-338-0393.

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