Generations have been dedicated to keeping the Hennepin Feeder Canal and the Rock River cleared for everyone to enjoy throughout Rock Falls.
Held behind the Days Inn in Rock Falls, IL, Rock River Development Authority organizes the Hennepin Canal Cleanup event every year and supports the local community in many ways. The most visible is the through annual cleanup events of the area's local waterways focus on bringing families together to get outside and give back to their communities.The IDNR supports the Canal and its "tow-path" with surfaces varying from lime-stone to aggregate. The all weather 29.2 mile "Feeder" section of the path is used for walking, jogging, biking, and cross country skiing; along with fishing and canoeing. This renewed resource is a focal point of local activities. The RRDA along with other volunteers maintain the Hennepin Canal parkway by removing litter, graffiti, and other hazards on an on-going basis.
However you use the beauiful waterways of the Rock River or Hennepin Feeder Canal, we hope our efforts will make your out doors experience on the Rock River or Canal safer and more enjoyable. We tried to instill the philosophy that the river and canal be used and enjoyed but left as you found it. Please practice safety in all your outdoor activities.
You are invited to support our efforts by joining the RRDA as an active member or as a supporting member. Come and check out a meeting and see what we are about. We hold our meetings at the Jim Arduini Boat Launch Shelter in Rock Falls, weather permitting. The inclimate weather meeting location is the Rock Falls City Hall building, located at 603 W. 10th Street. We meet at 6:30 P.M. the third Monday of every active month. March-October. If you would like an application, please call or e-mail the RRDA.