Your Tax Dollars and the Army Corps of Engineers

With spring’s longer and warmer days, many of us are getting out to enjoy Illinois’ multitude of  diverse rivers and streams.  These winding  waterways are often the closest, perhaps the only, bit of natural landscape that many Illinois residents have for recreation and rejuvenation. A few of us might still be stuck inside, scrambling to finish our […]

We’re Fishin’ for Your Best Upper Mississippi River Stories!

Whether you have visited the Upper Mississippi River once, or lived next to it all your life, we invite you to enter an essay contest: “Our Upper Mississippi River: Connection, Inspiration, Transformation.” Share your experiences with, and connection to, this natural wonder. How has the river inspired you? How has the Upper Mississippi River changed your […]

Please Attend a Public Comment Session for the Wabash River Strategic Plan

Your input is important! Who: Illinois Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Prairie Rivers Network What: Public comment session for the Wabash River Strategic Plan When: Monday, October 17th, 2011, 5:30-7:30 PM Where: Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61832 Earlier this year, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor partnered with the National Great […]

A Needed Plan to Protect the Wabash River

Flowing for over 500 miles from its west-central Ohio headwaters to its confluence with the Ohio River in southern Illinois, the Wabash River is the largest un-dammed river east of the Rocky Mountains. For those living along the Wabash, planning to protect and enhance the river’s future has become a necessary priority.  Earlier this summer, […]

Help Spread the Word About “Big Price – Little Benefit”

More press is covering the new Big Price – Little Benefit report released by Prairie Rivers Network and partners condemning proposed expansion locks along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Read press coverage from the by seraching on “Prairie Rivers Network.” You can help spread the word by sharing this post with a friend.