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.

Water down the drain


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. The Clean Water Rule is under attack. Senator Duckworth has been a brave [...]

Ban Pavement Sealant

Support the Ban on Toxic Pavement Sealant

Please call your Representative today and ask them to support HB2958 banning coal tar sealants in IL. Coal tar is a commonly used pavement sealant. It's the black substance sprayed or painted on parking lots, driveways, and playgrounds. Coal tar sealants contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are toxic to humans and other animals. Exposure [...]

Funding Crisis for Illinois’ Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Due to Illinois’ budget impasse, the future of Illinois' Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and their equally important partners in the Illinois Department of Agriculture is in jeopardy. Illinois has some of the richest and most productive soils in the world along with abundant fresh water, yet instead of investing in the long term foundation of our state’s [...]

Say NO MORE to mercury pollution in the Ohio River!

The Ohio River is the public water supply for 5 million homes from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL, and is home to over 150 species of fish. It shouldn’t be a private waste dump for big business. But for ten years now, dozens of coal fired power plants and factories up and down the Ohio [...]