Bio Blitz 2017

2017 Hickory Creek Bio-Blitz

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Volunteer as a “Citizen Scientist” for 2107 Bio-Blitz! What better way to get involved in your own community, while learning more about the biology of your stream. As a “Citizen Scientist” you will assist the “Bio-Blitz Scientist” in collecting and sorting aquatic organisms in our streams.  SIGN UP  TODAY!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Joliet Pilcher Park,  Huff & Huff, Inc., City of Joliet, New Lenox Public Works, Village of Tinley Park, and Hickory Creek Watershed Planning Group !

Where is the Bio-Blitz?  Volunteers can chose any one of the following sampling locations to help collect and sort macroinvertebrates in Will County:

  1. EAST: Union Creek Community Park, 19900 S. 80th Ave, Tinley Park, IL  (Start at 9:30am)
  2. WEST: Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Dr., Joliet, IL   (Start at 11 am)
  3. WEST: Joliet Water & Sewer Service Center,921 Washington Street, Joliet, IL (Start at 9:30 am)
  4. SOUTH: New Lenox Sanitary Treatment Plant #1, 323 N. Cedar Rd, New Lenox, IL (Start at 11 am)
  5. SOUTH: New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Rd, New Lenox, IL (Start at 9:30 am)

What other activities will be included?  In addition to the Bio-Blitz sampling, additional free activities will be available at the following locations. SIGN UP  TODAY!

  • WEST: Joliet Water & Sewer Service Center,921 Washington Street, Joliet, IL (Start at 9:30 am)
    • Tours of the Washington Street Water Treatment Plant
    • Touch a Truck – vactor, backhoe, front end loader
    • Catch Basin Activity
    • Cook-out
  • SOUTH: New Lenox Sanitary Treatment Plant #1, 323 N. Cedar Rd, New Lenox, IL (Start at 11 am)
    • Tour of the New Lenox Sanitary Treatment Plant starting at 12:15pm.

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