RiverWatch trainees get their feet wet learning to identify aquatic bugs

March 19, 2017 | Blog Post
Last Saturday, RiverWatch trainer Matt Young and five brave river citizens (including myself), wearing questionably waterproof boots, waded into the chilly March waters of the Saline Branch in Urbana’s Crystal Lake Park. Another six participants without waterproof gear watched from the riverbank. We were participating in a RiverWatch training session, becoming citizen scientists ready to observe and report on the water quality of Illinois’ rivers.

Farmer Baker Brewer Summit highlights local grains

A farmer, a baker, a brewer, and a distiller walk into an old bakery… It sounds like the setup to a joke, but earlier this month 50 farmers, bakers, brewers and distillers all walked into an historic Alton bakery (now the Old Bakery Beer Company) to talk about something they all have in common – […]

Annual Dinner 2016 Round Up

The Prairie Rivers Network staff and board of directors had a wonderful evening visiting with our members and friends at our Annual Dinner on October 21, 2016 Pictures from the Annual Dinner View more, full size photos at our Flickr site… Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners Each year, we celebrate outstanding river conservationists. River Steward – […]

Get Your “I ♥ Wildlife” t-shirt

We all ♥ Wildlife! Shirt choices: Men’s or unisex – steel blue with crew neck Women’s – leaf green with v-neck (fitted, runs slightly small) Sizes – S  M  L  XL  XXL Make a donation of $20 or more to Prairie Rivers Network to protect clean water and we’ll send you a complimentary shirt. Just tell us what kind (men’s/unisex or […]

Run for Your Rivers Raises over $5,700 for Clean Water

Thank you to our 2015 Run for Your Rivers and Walk for Your Streams Team Our team raised over $5,700 and ran/walked in the rain 167.8 miles in 33 hours, 8 minutes, and 6 seconds: Zachary Barnaal 10K 1:04:34 David Bullock 10K 0:58:26 Bob Burger 5K 0:29:33 Som Dutta 10K 1:10:54 Don Greeley 1/2 marathon […]