Stop 711 - West Branch of the DuPage River

Stop 711 – River Panel Introduction, 1.7 minutes.

Facing south, you are in front of a two-foot tall by three-foot wide angled panel mounted on two metal posts, three-feet high.

A full-color photograph of the DuPage River fills the panel. A dense forest of green trees, verdant plants and multi-colored bushes, some with red, yellow or orange leaves, lines the riverbank in the top half of the photograph, reflected in the calm, rippling water of the river itself in the center. A couple of thin, dead trees poke up from the water mid-stream, and a larger log lies partially submerged in the foreground, the sky reflecting and shimmering in the water by the near bank.

A quote from Edwin Way Teale at the bottom right reads:

“To the lost man, to the pioneer penetrating a new country, to the naturalist who wishes to see the wild land at its wildest, the advice is always the same: follow a river. The river is the original forest highway. It is nature’s own Wilderness Road.”

Text at top of the panel reads:

Are You Curious About the River?

You might find the answers to your questions here.

To listen to a description of how the river began, and where it ends, press the pound key and wait for the voice prompt to enter 722.

To listen to a description of native life on the river, press the pound key and wait for the voice prompt to enter 733.

To listen to a description of the surrounding environment at this location, press the pound key and wait for the voice prompt to enter 744.

To listen to navigation instructions to the next stop, press the pound key and wait for the voice prompt to enter 755.

To listen to information about the funding for this project, press the pound key and wait for the voice prompt to enter 766.