Annual Dinner Round-up 2014

The Prairie Rivers Network staff and board of directors had a wonderful evening visiting with 300 members and friends at our Annual Dinner on October 10th. View more, full size photos at our Flickr site… Vermilion County Board member Kevin Green received the Outstanding Public Servant award for his work protecting the Middle Fork of the [...]

Prairie Rivers Network Annual Dinner

Join river enthusiasts and Prairie Rivers Network's staff and board members for good conversation, food, and fun at our Annual Dinner as we celebrate our rivers and streams. Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820 When: Friday, October 10, 2014 Reception – 6:00 pm (music by Don't Ask; silent auction) [...]

Run for Your Rivers at the Illinois Marathon a Big Success!

Our team members ran and/or walked for a total of 45 hours and 244 miles to raise $7,885! First Presbyterian Church of Urbana David Bullock 0:54:34 10K Henry Goldsmith 0:20:55 5K Don Greeley 10K Elizabeth Greeley 0:51:17 5K Dixie Jackson 0:44:10 5K GaryJ ackson 0:45:48 5K David Kay 5K Marilyn Kay 1:04:41 5K Alex Nelson 5K [...]

Our Beef with the Livestock Industry: An Evening to Inspire Change

Factory farms house thousands of animals and can generate as much waste as a small city - waste that too often ends up in our rivers and lakes. Join Prairie Rivers Network and our partners to learn more about how factory farms are affecting Illinois' environment and rural communities. Get involved to find solutions! Cost: Free! [...]

Concerned about proposed Bulldog mine, area residents pack the room to learn more

Over two dozen concerned residents from Allerton, Broadlands, Catlin, Champaign/Urbana, Homer, Longview, Ogden, Sidell and St. Joseph met on January 8th in Homer to discuss Sunrise Coal’s proposed coal mine in Vermilion County. Folks that have opposed this project since the beginning, including members of Stand Up to Coal (SUTC), joined with new faces to [...]