Are you looking for support as you protect your local stream or watershed?  Search through these must-see resources, all available to you for free!

TOOLS FOR ORGANIZING AND OUTREACH:

Prairie Rivers Network’s Tools for Protecting Your River (pdf – 3.39 mb), which includes:

  • How to Organize Your River Group
  • How to Hold a River Clean-up and BioBlitz
  • Actions for Citizens (such as monitoring, pollution complaints, letters to the editor)
  • Decision Makers Who Impact Our Rivers
  • Technical Support

Also see PRN article “Want to Learn More About Your Watershed?”

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U.S. EPA’s Nonpoint Source (NPS) Outreach Toolbox, which includes:

  • Public Service Ads
  • Logos, Slogans, and Mascots
  • NPS Outreach Collections & Educational Products

MANUALS AND WEBSITES FOR WATERSHED PLANNING & MANAGEMENT:

Illinois Watershed Management Clearinghouse, which includes:

  • Getting Involved in Watershed Management
  • Help for Existing Watershed Groups
  • References & Resources

By U.S. EPA:

 

By Illinois EPA and CMAP (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning):

By Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation & Development:

Association of Watershed & Stormwater Professionals:

Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts:
Natural Resources and Conservation Service:

Purdue University and the Extension Water Quality Program:

IllinoisRiversSTATEWIDE MAPS OF ILLINOIS WATERSHEDS AND RIVERS:

IDNR’s Ecosystem Partnerships Map

Major Watersheds of Illinois Map (pdf – 731 kb)

Illinois Lakes & Rivers Map (pdf – 189 kb) from geology.com

Illinois Rivers & Tributaries (pdf – 1.16 mb)

updated – July 2011