Learn about Elgin's plowing and salt program at Izaak Walton League meeting March 1

On Tuesday, March 1, the Elgin chapter of the Izaak Walton League will be hosting a program on the City of Elgin's plowing and salt program.

Katie Thrun, public works operation supervisor for the City of Elgin, will be discussing Elgin's plowing and salting maintenance program. She has worked with city since 2004 and has been part of the snow/ice operations since 2017.

Also joining in the presentation will be Aaron Neal who oversees the entirety of the city's snow/ice program and has been working with the city since 2004 as well.

Salt Watch, which is one of the Izaak Walton League's hallmark programs, focuses on helping to reduce salt pollution in America's streams and drinking water. It's in its fifth year now and is part of the League's 100-year tradition of supporting and combating local water pollution and taking action to restore stream health.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center, 899 Jay St. in Elgin.

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The chapter, known as the "Elgin Ikes," was established in 1931. Chapter members volunteer their time to introduce youth and families to conservation, outdoor recreation, and land ethics by building nature trails, restoring stream banks, monitoring and "cleaning" creeks, planting trees, and eliminating invasive species.

The chapter sponsors both a Cub Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and a Venturing Crew. The lodge is located at the confluence of Willow and Poplar creeks. .

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