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Rusty Rodeo (FREE)
August 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for this annual tradition at 2 sites this year! Glenwood Park Forest Preserve in Batavia and Primrose Farm in St. Charles. There are underwater varmints in our local streams and rivers and we want you to help find them! Our culprit is the Rusty crayfish, a tiny aquatic crustacean that is invasive in Kane County. Help naturalists round up some rowdy rusty crayfish in an effort to reduce their numbers. Families are encouraged to join us in the water with dip nets to collect, identify, and remove some Rusties. Prepare to get wet and wear closed-toe shoes. You might even win a prize for your hard work! Overflow parking will be available at Lippold Park. Sponsored by the Ilinois Indiana Sea Grant and Center for Great Lakes Literacy.