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 [...]

Show Your Support for Clean Water

Tell U.S. EPA you support the Waters of the U.S. Rule There’s a new rule that’s good for clean water and it’s under attack. US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers want to do the right thing and clarify Clean Water Act protections for some of our smallest yet most important streams and wetlands. [...]

Help Protect the Mahomet Aquifer and Central Illinois’ drinking water!

The U.S. EPA is considering designating the Mahomet Aquifer a “sole source aquifer.” If so designated, the aquifer will be better protected against pollution. The U.S. EPA would review federally-funded construction projects located above the aquifer to ensure the projects do not endanger our drinking water supply. We need you to attend U.S. EPA’s May [...]

Hunter Dam: Tell the Springfield City Council we don’t need it!

*********** Please attend the City Council meeting this Tuesday! Tell the City Council we do not need this expensive and destructive project! Tuesday, March 4 at 5pm Springfield Municipal Building – West 7th and Monroe Streets (Southeast corner) The Springfield City Council will debate a proposed ordinance to resurrect the expensive, destructive Hunter Dam project.  Sponsored [...]