Sowing the Seeds for Pollinator Habitat

January 17, 2018 | Blog Post
“The Journey started when I decided to become an Organic farm," Steve Buxton said about his Two Mile Creek Organic Farm in Sullivan, Illinois.

Take action: Support dam removal on the Vermilion River

On April 30th, the City of Danville will hold an informational open house regarding the proposed removal of two low-head dams in the Vermilion River system. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will present removal alternatives from their most recent planning study, and also discuss how removal will benefit fish populations. Following the presentations, representatives from […]

Otters are making a big comeback in Illinois!

Today, thanks to diligent, long-term work to reduce pollution, protect wooded areas, and restore land along water bodies, the playful and very photogenic river otter is making a big comeback in Illinois! Watch this mother river otter as she pulls out onto bank to call for pups, Middle Fork of the Vermilion River (Wabash basin), […]

Two Illinois Wetlands Receive International Honors

Since Europeans first settled in Illinois, changes in land use and development destroyed 90 percent of the state’s wetlands. Protecting and restoring those that remain has been a high priority for all who cherish clean water and quality wildlife habitat. In June, two such efforts, the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge and the Emiquon Complex (which includes Emiquon […]

Preserving Wildlife Habitat for the Protection of Illinois’ Rivers

Prairie Rivers Network works with local agencies and citizens to finalize action plan that will advance Vermilion River conservation Prairie Rivers Network, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, has completed a plan to protect wildlife in the Vermilion River Conservation Opportunity Area. These efforts have also resulted in the formation of a […]