Prairie River Notes – Winter 2015 Newsletter

Read Prairie Rivers Network’s PRN 2015 Winter Newsletter, featuring articles on: Prairie Rivers Network Endowment The Charles Goodall Fund Miles for Monarchs at the Illinois Marathon 2015 Accomplishments Annual Dinner Round Up A Just Transition: Building a Future for Former Coal Communities Thank you Business Sponsors And an important message from our Coal Program Coordinator […]

2014 Accomplishments

Happy New Year As we look forward to a new year of protecting Illinois’ rivers and streams, we want to take time to thank our members for their support over the past year. Here are a few accomplishments from 2014 that were made possible because of our generous and committed members. Helping people protect clean […]

Prairie Rivers Network Honored as National Wildlife Federation Affiliate of Year

Prairie Rivers Network Honored as National Wildlife Federation Affiliate of Year Reston, Va. (May 8, 2014) – Prairie Rivers Network, based in Champaign, Ill., was recently named the National Wildlife Federation’s Affiliate of the Year for its successful conservation efforts that led to new protections from toxic coal ash, better oversight of factory farms, and […]

VICTORY – Illinois DNR will provide greater oversight of coal ash pits

Good news! In an effort to avoid a coal ash catastrophe like the massive spill in North Carolina, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has answered our call for greater oversight of coal ash pits. IDNR will now be inspecting every coal ash impoundment for structural integrity. In addition to these changes, IDNR has announced the following policy […]

2013 Accomplishments

Happy New Year As we look forward to a new year of protecting Illinois’ rivers and streams, we want to take time to thank our members for their support over the past year. Here are a few accomplishments from 2013 that were made possible because of our generous and committed members. Improving Policies US EPA […]