A talented and energetic corps of volunteers fill an important niche at Prairie Rivers Network, where there is always more work to be done!

Volunteers are needed to check Google Alerts for river conservation stories in order to help our staff and network stay current on the latest river-related developments. A number of volunteers help with mailings and other office work, while some contribute their skills to Prairie Rivers Network’s many projects. We welcome volunteers for a project, semester or year(s).

We recognize that volunteering is an important way to gain skills, references and network connections. Several of our volunteers have gone on to work in an environmental field, and some volunteers have stayed with us for many years, either as a staff or board member.

To volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form,
and e-mail it to us at: info [at] prairierivers.org

Special Contributors

Prairie Rivers Network thanks the following individuals for their extraordinary contributions.

Joy Schmoll

Designs by Joy SchmollArtist and graphic designer Joy Schmoll (justsayjoy.com) of Evanston, IL designs print and web materials for individuals, small businesses, not-for-profits, and good causes. Her specialty is designing communications materials for organizations that support wildlife and wild places.

We are very thankful to her for donating her time and work, including designs of logos, flyers, and t-shirts.

Jason Lindsey

Jason LindseyJason Lindsey (JasonLindsey.com) is one of the premier nature and wildlife photographers in the Midwest. His award-winning work has been published in books, magazines, posters, annual reports, advertising, cards, and calendars. His photographic art book Windy City Wild: Chicago’s Natural Wonders, by the Chicago Review Press, reveals and explores the natural areas and wildlife of the Chicago region.

Jason’s images have been featured in Backpacker, Illinois Audubon, Chicago Wilderness, Patterns, U magazine and Illinois Steward, and are used by many national agencies and nonprofit organizations including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, Prairie Rivers Network, Illinois Environmental Council, American Rivers, the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife, The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, Illinois Department of Tourism, PBS, Harry N. Abrams, University of Illinois Press, Oxford Press, and Walking Stick Press.

We are very thankful for the use of his photographs, which are featured throughout our website and in our printed materials.

Amateur Photographers

We would also like the thank Rob Kanter and David Hale for the wonderful wildlife pictures that they have shared with us.