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Kankakee River Survey and Clean-Up (POSTPONED!)

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Some friends in conservation are putting together the full video documentary of the river and it's problems, and the plan is to include them in this event and get footage for this extremely ambitious project.


View the short introductory version:


Our second ISA Stream Team sampling event will take place in the Kankakee River State Park on Sunday, June 6. We will be hosting local youth groups, citizens and members interested in learning more about the incredible biodiversity of this watershed.

The sampling process will include kick seining in Rock Creek, testing for water quality indicators and identification of insects collected.

Our Conservation Station tent will be set up on location for this event.

From 9-10 a.m. we will be accepting registrations and doing some light trash removal on the shoreline.

When the sampling work is concluded, we'll be grilling hot dogs and burgers for all involved.

We can use some help to set up and supervise on this project.


Feel free to look into any youth groups you are aware of that would benefit from this educational project and get back to me!


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Photos from our 2009 Survey:



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Video from our 2009 River Watch survey training:


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How is it that our volunteer grillmasters end up being named Mark?


Thanks to both Mark Kascik and Mark O Donnell for their past efforts over a hot grill.


Y'all come out and smile for the camera.

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We have our cameraman for this event locked in.

A producer/cameraman and editor of the WTTW series Chicago By Boat: The New River Tour

and Seven Wonders of Chicago. Also recipient of awards from the Chicago International Film Festival and the Midwest Independent Film Festival.


Very much looking forward to it.

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  • 1 month later...

Yet another opportunity to give back, but also to learn the intimate secrets our rivers hold beneath the water.


Come out to learn, assist, hang out for a great grilled lunch courtesy of the ISA and catch smallmouth from this magnificent resource.

Doesn't get much better than that!

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I intend to be out there to help.



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A little reminder, this event is scheduled to be taped for a river documentary and hopefully some of the local media will be on hand. Come on out and wear something with an ISA logo if you have it.

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The Momence and Chebanse gauges both show the levels to be rising slightly which means that water is still coming our way. Based on the present levels and from what Mike and I both observed tonight, it is not reasonable to believe that the water levels will be low enough to be safe enough by Sunday. Thanks to all that volunteered for your interest.

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