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August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Participate in a Great Lakes Awareness Day at our 6th annual ‘Rusty Rodeo’ event held at Glenwood Park and at the bridge of Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles. This free, family event is brought to you by Red Oak Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Kane County and Hickory Knolls Discovery Center and Friends of the Fox River. At this event sponsored by the Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant and Centers for Great Lakes Literacy, we will round up and remove a notorious aquatic invader of Illinois waterways- the Rusty crayfish! All participants should dress for being outside in the river getting wet and muddy! Limited tools will be available to borrow from staff and families are encouraged to bring their own nets and buckets. Awards will be given out for most, biggest, and more!