THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT

Action #1: Please call Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth and ask her to help protect our water by supporting the Clean Water Rule.

Action #2: Call your state representative and state senator and ask them to support the Illinois Natural Areas Stewardship Act.


Action # 1: Protect Clean Water

The Clean Water Rule is under attack. Senator Duckworth has been a brave champion for people and the environment, and we need her continued support.

President Trump has recklessly ordered the EPA to repeal the Clean Water Rule, putting our most vulnerable streams and the drinking water of 117 million Americans at risk. The President has ordered the EPA to come up with a new rule, which by all accounts will not protect us.

Water down the drain

Senator Duckworth sits on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. The committee is holding a hearing on the Clean Water Rule this Wednesday, April 24, 2017.

Please call Senator Duckworth and tell her you support the Clean Water Rule. It is important that Senator Duckworth knows her constituents support this rule.

Call Senator Tammy Duckworth’s office at (202) 224-2854.

Here is some suggested language:

“Hello, my name is ______ and I live in ______. I support EPA’s Clean Water Rule because it protects our drinking water and our small businesses. Without the Clean Water Rule, the drinking water of 1 in 10 residents of IL is at risk. I ask that Senator Duckworth show her support for a strong Clean Water Rule at the EPW hearing this Wednesday by insisting that EPA provide ample opportunity for public engagement.”

Please let us know you called by emailing PRN at info@prairierivers.org with your full name.


Action # 2: Support Healthy Landscapes

The Illinois General Assembly is considering the Natural Areas Stewardship Act (HB 2031/SB 1029) that would allow nonprofit organizations to help local and state government conduct needed stewardship on Illinois Nature Preserves, which are some of the highest quality wildlife habitat in the state. These special places need our help!

Support Illinois Nature Preserves!

The health of our water is tied to the health of our land. Please call your state representative and senator and ask them to support the Illinois Natural Areas Stewardship Act.

If you don’t know your legislators’ information, click here and enter your address and then click on your legislators’ names for their contact information.

Here is some suggested language:

“Hello, my name is ______ and I live in ______. I am a strong supporter of the Natural Areas Stewardship Act (HB 2031/SB 1029). The bill allows the IL Dept. of Natural Resources to provide grants to nonprofit conservation organizations to conduct management on Illinois Nature Preserves. It also helps nonprofits and government agencies to work together to carry out the State’s natural resource goals. This won’t require any new tax dollars – the grants will be provided from the Natural Areas Acquisition Fund. The IDNR supports this legislation. I ask that Representative (or Senator) _____ support this bill.”

Please let us know you called by emailing PRN at info@prairierivers.org with your full name.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION!