PRN Blog

Join us in Celebrating PRN’s 50th Anniversary

We will celebrate our past, present and future with many activities throughout 2017. We hope you will join us and bring a friend so they can learn about the many ways PRN continues to build a network of stewards across Illinois, working together to protect our precious natural places, rivers, water, and wildlife. Our Network is YOU [...]

Solar panels and the sky

The Future of Energy

September 8, 2017 | Blog Post
Ten years ago, Illinois developed a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that set a goal for Illinois investor-owned utilities to obtain 25% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, but issues with funding have caused major wind and solar projects to come to a standstill in recent years. T

Waterway Cleanup

Illinois Students Take Action to Cleanup State’s Waterways

August 30, 2017 | Press Release
Schools across the state will be involved in the first annual Illinois Waterway Cleanup Week September 10 - 16, 2017. This opportunity, officially designated by the Illinois General Assembly (Senate Joint Resolution 15), is designed to provide students and community members with the opportunity to act locally to make an impact globally.


MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY FOR OCTOBER 13, 2017 Contact: Jeff Kohmstedt, 217-344-2371 ext. 207 ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FILM HIGHLIGHTED AT PRAIRIE RIVERS NETWORK WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) will bring one of the largest environmental film festivals to Peoria on October 13th at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, [...]

RiverWeb News August 24, 2017

Read our RiverWeb News for August 24, 2017 with stories on: Summer Newsletter is Here Join Us October 6th! Am I a Member? 100% Voting Record Monarch License Plates Illinois Waterway Cleanup Week Meet the Staff

Necropsy Shows New Corps Plan May Not be Enough to Stop Asian Carp

August 18, 2017 | Press Release
A necropsy of the Asian carp caught nine miles from Lake Michigan in June has revealed that the fish originated below the electric barriers.