City Dyes Salt Creek in Honor of Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade


by Dave Noble, City News Editor

ELMHURST – Mayor Steve Morley – with the help of Elmhurst City Council members and Park District officials – temporarily changed the color of Salt Creek’s water to an emerald green this morning in honor of today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, pouring 15 pounds of an eco-friendly vegetable-based dye into the creek.

The process took place at the Elmhurst Salt Creek County Forest Preserve, just north of St. Charles Road and west of Route 83, where flour sifters were used to pour the powdery substance into the water. A small motorboat piloted by Mayor Morley helped spread the dye, and within an hour, nearly the entire Elmhurst segment of Salt Creek had turned green.

The creek color will return to its natural murky-brown by Sunday morning.

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One thought on “City Dyes Salt Creek in Honor of Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  1. I went to the parade to take a few pictures but left well before it was over and took the prairie path west on foot back home to Villa Park, and when crossing the bridge, Salt Creek was still very much murky-brown. In fact, I took a picture with the title, “I like to imagine Salt Creek clean.” So I somehow missed this unless this, too, is satire 🙂

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