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At their August 11 meeting, the Plainfield Park District Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in support of maintaining public access to and use of the DuPage River.

The resolution adds the Plainfield Park District to a list of government officials who support keeping the waterway open to public use including State Representatives Mark Batinick, Janet Yang Rohr, and Terra Costa Howard, as well as State Senators Laura Ellman and Meg Loughran-Cappel.

According to the newly passed resolution, the Park Board maintains “the position that normal and lawful use of the DuPage River by the public cannot be denied by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), any other agency of the State of Illinois, or any other unit of local government.”

The resolution further requests the IDNR “to articulate a clear and correct position that IDNR is not attempting to limit, and will not limit, normal and lawful recreational activities on the DuPage River.”

With a mission that focuses on enhancing lives through equitable and accessible exceptional recreation opportunities for all, the Plainfield Park District maintains four river access locations throughout its boundaries which serves over 109,000 residents.

Read the full resolution online,

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