Join Prairie Rivers Network at the 9th annual Sangamon Watershed Celebration in Decatur. This is a fun event sponsored by our friends at the Agricultural Watershed Institute. Come out for music, food, and learning!
This year’s celebration focuses on creating a vision for agricultural landscapes. Prairie Rivers Network will be part of the professional panel on Saturday that discusses the future of agriculture. We hope to see you there!
When: August 9-10, 2013
Where: Richland Community College-National Sequestration Center, One College Park, Decatur, IL (under the wind turbine)
Cost: Friday reception and concert ($15 in advance, $20 at door), Saturday program (free)
For more information, click here.
Please join Prairie Rivers Network and friends for our Happy Hour on May 31st!
We’ll raise a toast to clean water, healthy rivers, and good beer!
When: May 31st, 2013, 6-8pm
Where: Mike n’ Molly’s, 105 N. Market St, Champaign, IL
Everyone is welcome!
Please join us for Green Politics Night!
When: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6-8pm
Where: Escobar’s, 6 East Columbia Ave., Champaign 61820
Hear updates on local environmental issues such as the Champaign bag ordinance, sole source aquifer petition, and climate action plans by local politicians and policymakers. Socialize with fellow environmentalists and enjoy the great food and atmosphere at Escobar’s!
Hosted by Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, Faith in Place, Champaign County Audubon Society, and Prairie Rivers Network.
See photos of the 2013 Boneyard Creek Community Day in the News-Gazette.
330 volunteers removed trash and invasive species at seven clean-up sites throughout Champaign-Urbana. They cleaned up 845 acres of land and 3.9 miles of water to leave these places better than they had found them.
Stay tuned to the Boneyard Creek Community Day website for information about next year’s clean-up!
Join us for six lightning talks and an open discussion on the future of the Vermilion River system:
- Vermilion River at a Crossroads – Sue Smith, Salt Fork River Partners
- Fish Diversity in the Vermilion River – Trent Thomas, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
- Native Mussel Re-introduction – Jeremy Tiemann, Illinois Natural History Survey
- Danville Dam Removal on the North Fork – Elliot Brinkman, Prairie Rivers Network
- Coal Ash Clean-Up on the Middle Fork – Traci Barkley, Prairie Rivers Network
- Return of Coal Mining on the Salt Fork? – Brian Perbix, Prairie Rivers Network
When: March 28th from 7-9 pm
Where: Kickapoo Landing, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood, IL 61858
From I-74 take Exit 206N. Take the first right and follow the brown signs to Kickapoo Landing on the left after the bridge.
Everyone welcome. Please bring a friend.
*Read a summary of this event in the News Gazette (pdf) on March 29, 2013.*