Voice your approval to the commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County for restoration of over a mile of Salt Creek with improved ecological benefits to aquatic life and vegetation as well as the adjoining wetlands as it meanders through Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook. The Master Plan, developed by the DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and enthusiastically endorsed by the local Sierra Club will improve water quality and recreation on Salt Creek while preserving the historic Graue Mill, and save taxpayers millions of dollars of increased fees to upgrade wastewater treatment plants discharging into the stagnant waters of the dammed creek. These costs will be passed on to DuPage residents in the form of higher water and sewer bills, should the dam not be removed. This $5 million project will be completed with funds held by the DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and require no further investment from the community. Currently the water quality in this area is seriously impacted by the impoundment created by the dam. The dam must be removed in order to allow the river to flow through this area; however, the Graue Mill and its wheel in a deep pool of water will remain exactly as they currently exist.
Further information on this project can be found at: www.restoresaltcreek.org.
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