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Ripple: A Clean Water Extravaganza

Ripple Logo. Be a part of the ripple effect because every drop matters.

Join us at Fairview Park on May 4th from 8-12 pm for Ripple–a family friendly event celebrating clean water! Visit booths and engage in activities from local and state community groups as they share their impactful initiatives and ways we can all work to keep our local waterways clean for generations to come.

Music starts at 10:00am from Twång and storytelling performances from Brian Fox Ellis will be at 9:00am and 10:45am. Starting at 8:00am, learn about the history of our municipal water systems from the McLean County Museum of History, make water cycle bracelets to understand the importance of water in agriculture with the McLean County Ag in the classroom, and view some fun native fish brought by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Help Illinois State University graduate students pull out and identify macroinvertebrates from Sugar Creek to help understand local water quality and visit with an Illinois Wesleyan University professor and mussel expert to learn about some invasive mussels found in McLean County. Make sure to also visit booths hosted by the Nature Conservancy, Ecology Action Center, Town of Normal, City of Bloomington, ParkLands Foundation, Wild Ones, and more! The EAC’s Sugar Creek Stewards will also be at Ripple removing invasive plants like honeysuckle.

Dive into a day of insights, collaboration, and a shared commitment to ensuring clean, thriving waterways for generations to come. Be part of the ripple effect—because every drop counts!