Nine Orbus Exhibit & Display Group team members gathered May 17 to participate in the DuPage River Sweep at Hidden Lakes Forest Preserve in Bolingbrook, Ill.
Orbus, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, gathered with the community to clean the river and preserve its natural resources for the annual event as part of their year-round commitment to preserving natural resources through recycling and environmental protection efforts.
Each year, spring flooding from winter snowfall brings debris and pollutants into the DuPage River. Volunteers, including the group from Orbus, picked up garbage, plastic bottles and other non-natural debris from in and around local sections of the river, helping to clean and restore its natural balance.
Hundreds of tons of trash have been collected by these efforts since the River Sweep’s inception in 1991, and it is a vital part of keeping the river clean.
The River Sweep removed several tons of trash from the DuPage River this year, with the help of 51 volunteers. This is Orbus’ third year participating in the event.