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Saturday, June 24th water willow ( and other water plants ) planting in the DuPage River with Jessi DiMartini of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Meet at Mack Rd / Dog Park at 8:00am where we will plant 1 flat of lizard tail, 10 flats of water willow and 3 flats of sweet flag, After or during planting we will participate in the release of the propagated mussels from the Urban Streams Research Center.This will be a media event so wear your formal waders

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​Coming up in just over a week from today! It would be great to have a nice turnout. If you possibly can come on out and lend a hand and support the I. S. A.

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Ed

 

This is the kind of stuff I like doing but can't due to the stuff implanted in my torso right now per Doc's orders. Next year should be better .

 

Besides I just loaned my formal waders to James Dean .

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That is too bad,Norm. I would love to have you there. I'll count on your being there next time for sure.

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Saturday, June 24th water willow ( and other water plants ) planting in the DuPage River with Jessi DiMartini of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Meet at Mack Rd / Dog Park at 8:00am where we will plant 1 flat of lizard tail, 10 flats of water willow and 3 flats of sweet flag, Afteror during planting we will participate in the release of the propagated mussels from the Urban Streams Research Center.This will be a media event so wear your formal waders

 

O K it is now just under a week away make room in your calendar for this Saturday morning.

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Saturday, June 24th water willow ( and other water plants ) planting in the DuPage River with Jessi DiMartini of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Meet at Mack Rd / Dog Park at 8:00am where we will plant 1 flat of lizard tail, 10 flats of water willow and 3 flats of sweet flag, After or during planting we will participate in the release of the propagated mussels from the Urban Streams Research Center.This will be a media event so wear your formal waders

​2 days away !!​

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I plan on being there. I don't know how much help I can be but I'll do the best I can.

Just being there will be a big help it is after all a media event.

 

PS

bring a check

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​I don't have an official count but there are 5 that I know will be there so far

​As I said this will be a media event covered by Dale Bowman. The better the turnout the better it will look for the I S A.

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WOW what a great event. The weather could not have been better although the river could have been just a bit lower. It was low enough though that we could easily get it all done.

We planted all but 3 flats of water willow which Jessi says she will get planted later. We also released about 500 mussels into the DuPage river. Who knew that each one had to be placed in the river bed in the proper orientation? We all do now.

There were fourteen I S A members there along with several people from the DuPage County Forest Preserve District to help and provide instruction. Dale Bowman of the Sun Times and a reporter from the Daily Herald ( I didn't get his name ) were there to cover the event and help out.

Thank You to everyone who showed up and did such a great job

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Dale Bowman, John Loebach, Don Rego, Ed Buric and Craig Holderness

 

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From the DuPage County FPD, Jesse DiMartini and Larry Creekmur

 

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Don Rego and Bill Chase

 

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John Loebach and Mark Kasick

 

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Here a group assists Jesse DiMartini releasing native muscles into the river.

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Thanks to all the ISA members (14 total!) that volunteered to help. A truly fascinating mussell tracking and restoration project being implemented by Jessie and the DuPage Forest Preserve Urban Stream team. I'm sure the numerous pallets of water willow ISA volunteers also planted will prosper at the Mack Road site. Thanks John and Ed for putting on another great event!

 

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