Bio Blitz 2018

2018 Hickory Creek Bio-Blitz

Explore the Biodiversity of Hickory Creek, 9/8/2018

Explore the Biodiversity of Hickory Creek, 9/16

Team up with other researchers and biologists to help sample and identify aquatic organisms in Hickory Creek at this Bio-Blitz on September 8th from 9:30 a.m. – noon.

Volunteer as a “Citizen Scientist” for 2018 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!

When: September 8, 2018

Where: Choose from one of the staging locations listed below
Staging Locations:

EAST: Union Creek Community Park, 19900 S. 80th Ave, Tinley Park.
Host: Village of Tinley Park (start at 9:30 am)

WEST: Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Dr, Joliet. Host:
Pilcher Park (start at 9:30 am)

WEST: Joliet Water & Sewer Service Center, 921 Washington St, Joliet.
Host: City of Joliet (start at 9:30 am)

CENTRAL: Crystal Creek Prairie, 10798 Crystal Creek Dr, Mokena. Host:
Village of Mokena (start at 9:30 am)

SOUTH: New Lenox Sanitary Treatment Plant #1, 323 N. Cedar Rd, New
Lenox. Host: Village of New Lenox Public Works (start at 11:00 am)

SOUTH: New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Rd, New Lenox.
Host: New Lenox VFW (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

2018 Bio-Blitz Results are in!