Cleanup Thank You

Friends of SCWN,

The SCWN board and I wish to express our thanks for the hardy response on a cold, rainy day to what turned out to be a very successful cleanup last Saturday. Through the efforts of 41 adult volunteers and an additional 43 young people, close to 100 bags were filled with trash and great amounts of junk and debris were pulled from the banks and flood plains of lower Salt and Addison creeks.  

Our goals could not have been accomplished without your help and the help of groups such as Girl Scout Troop 40818 and volunteer students from Riverside-Brookfield High School.  The support of the Slivovsky family who identified small mammal bones; Roger Klocek and the Huff and Huff staff who provided exhibits concerning marine life in the creek; Steve Sullivan, curator for the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, for the identification and observation of fish he caught in the creek on site the morning of the cleanup; and Jim and Linda Huff who provided an excellent picnic lunch insuring the success of this year’s cleanup.

We hope you had a good experience and that you will consider joining us again in the future.  See our website for a list of events.  Any suggestions or comments for improving next year’s event are welcome.  Just click here to contact Ron Hursh.


Nick Nikola, Pres.