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Horn Field Campus, Facilities Management Co-Sponsoring Illinois River Sweep Sept. 21

September 16, 2013

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MACOMB, IL — Personnel from Western Illinois University's Facilities Management and Horn Field Campus are encouraging members of the Western and Macomb communities to come out this Saturday, Sept. 21, and contribute to their cleanup efforts for the Illinois River Sweep. An annual one-day event on the Illinois River and its tributaries, the Illinois River Sweep in Macomb will take place on the LaMoine River and is slated from 9 a.m.-noon.

To pre-register, contact Macomb Sweep Captain Pat Sullivan at (217) 322-2865 or via email at To register the day of the event (Sept. 21), at 8:30 a.m. report to the WIU Physical Plant parking lot (just north of the intersection of University Drive and Western Avenue on Western's Macomb campus). Garbage bags and gloves, as well as refreshments, will be provided.

The event is sponsored locally by WIU Facilities Management, Horn Field Campus, the LaMoine River Ecosystem Partnership (LMREP) and Peace of Earth Lodge and Environmental Learning Center. Statewide the cleanup event is sponsored by the Friends of the Illinois River, The Nature Conservancy and the Illinois American Water.

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