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 [...]

Asian carp found just 9 miles from Lake Michigan

June 23, 2017 | Press Release
A live Asian carp was found only 9 miles from Lake Michigan, well beyond the electric barrier that serves as the only line of defense against Asian carp invading the Great Lakes.

Bill Seeks to End White House Delays in Combating Asian Carp Invasion

June 21, 2017 | Press Release
A bipartisan bill introduced today in Congress would push the Trump Administration to stop delaying a key effort to stop the Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes.

PRN & Sierra Club Happy Hour

PRN and Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter hosted a happy hour at the at the Mahomet Aquifer Model, a temporary exhibition created by Champaign-Urbana area middle schoolers and the CS+X Foundation housed in Champaign. The exhibit is an immersive, scale model of the aquifer made from reused materials and located in downtown Champaign. The model puts [...]

$3 Million Gift Strengthens PRN’s Next 50 Years

“This is an exciting time at Prairie Rivers Network,” Executive Director Carol Hays said. “And Carol’s gift is inspirational.” Carol Goodall Wock, sister of former Prairie Rivers Network board member Charles Goodall, is donating 220 acres of her family farm to PRN. Carol's gift, estimated at around $3 million, is the biggest ever donated to [...]

RiverWeb News June 8, 2017

Read our RiverWeb News for June 8, 2017 with stories on: President Trump Nixes Paris Agreement Middle Fork Town Hall a Success Monticello Mayor Signs Monarch Pledge Southern Illinois Energy Forums Share Your PRN Photos and Stories! PRN Day at Allerton: Thanks for a Great Day! Shopping for Dad this Father’s Day?