Reports of Dead Birds
A series of reports regarding dead birds along the North Shore Channel, North Branch and the Main Stem has triggered a response from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) which suspects Botulism C as the source.
IDNR has asked Friends to field calls regarding dead birds in and along the river so all reports should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The date, specific location, and species should be included and all reports should be made immediately.
In addition, dead common carp were reported in Main Stem and MWRD is investigating.