• Illinois Can't Wait


    Rivers and streams, people and communities, water and wildlife, and the soil of our land should all be protected for generations to come. Because Illinois can’t wait.

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A New Program Makes Solar More Accessible

February 7, 2018 | Blog Post
What is Community Solar and how can you take advantage of this new program?

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PRN, Earthjustice to Sue to Protect the Middle Fork

January 31, 2018 | Press Release
Prairie Rivers Network today filed official notice that it intends to sue Dynegy for Clean Water Act violations on the Middle Fork.

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Sowing the Seeds for Pollinator Habitat

January 17, 2018 | Blog Post
“The Journey started when I decided to become an Organic farm," Steve Buxton said about his Two Mile Creek Organic Farm in Sullivan,...

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Farm Bill 2018: Will We or Won’t We?

January 16, 2018 | Blog Post
2018 is slated to be the year we get a new Farm Bill, but whether we do or not depends largely on the...

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Save our Air (and Water)!

January 10, 2018 | Blog Post
Two public hearings are scheduled before the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) to discuss proposed rule-change.

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EPA Region 5’s New Director

January 3, 2018 | Blog Post
The incoming head of the Region 5 of the EPA is no friend of the environment.

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Illinois’ advocate for clean
water and healthy rivers.

Working to reduce water pollution, protect natural flowing rivers and restore wildlife habitat
while helping people and communities safeguard their vital water resources.

The Chicago River has been used, abused, mismanaged, and manhandled for over a century. Through song, our friend Pete Leki asks the question,"How do we get our river back?" Prairie Rivers Network strives to restore rivers and streams throughout Illinois, even the most damaged ones. Join us in getting our rivers back!