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 [...]

Become a Monarch Ambassador

How You Can Help Save the Monarchs Not long ago, spring and summer in Illinois were marked by reappearance of clouds of orange and black wings.  The Eastern Monarch butterfly was adopted as Illinois’ state insect because the entire state lies in its spring and fall migration path across the Midwest. Every Illinois school kid [...]

Tell Congress to Protect America’s Wildlife

Today we face a new conservation crisis as emerging diseases, invasive species, and extreme weather threaten wildlife at a scale inconceivable just a few decades ago. Thousands of species of birds, mammals, fish, frogs, turtles, butterflies, and plants are slipping through the cracks. America has a proud history of bringing wildlife back from the brink. [...]