#GivingTuesday: You!

You Make the Difference

You, the members and supporters of Prairie Rivers Network, make a difference.

Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband

It is PRN members and farmers Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband, whose Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery works to feed our communities in a sustainable way.

It is members Pam and Lan Richart (above) and the Eco-Justice Collaborative, who work to keep Dynegy accountable for dumping their coal ash on the banks of the Middle Fork in Vermilion County.

And member Jorie Emory who discovered PRN when she moved back to Illinois. “I was looking for a way to connect my passion for clean water at the local level.”

Jorie Emory

PRN is made up of members from all corners of Illinois and beyond. You are the ones who attend public meetings to protect your water. You write letters to your legislators when an action alert goes out. You give your time writing letters to the editor or commenting on a rulemaking. You step forward to give standing to a lawsuit when we need to sue a corporate polluter.

All of these things make up the Network. You’re a part of that network, and it’s because you give that we can fight day after day for the water, rivers, and wildlife of Illinois.

Next week is #GivingTuesday, a day for everyone, everywhere, to give back. Help PRN raise $2,120 on November 28th. Every dollar you donate on #GivingTuesday will be doubled by a generous donor in honor of our 50th Anniversary!

We hope you will join our Network in the fight for clean water and healthy rivers across Illinois!

The river by Jason Lindsey

The river by Jason Lindsey