What Can You Do in Your Home and Yard?

This guide gives information on how to help preserve water quality in your own home and yard area. By following the advice of the pamphlet, residents will be able to better maintain the aquifers and watersheds for future use and a higher quality of drinking water. What Can You Do… Continue reading

Protecting Wisconsin’s Waters, American Rivers

This document delves into the current and looming storm water problems Wisconsin faces. This report outlines these problems and some of the solutions for the public; now we just need to  put these solutions to work. Action must be taken to preserve and protect those two assets that are so… Continue reading

Bits and Pieces of History

Mary Jo Adams describes her story of finding the book “A Compilation of the Historical and Biographical Writings of William B. Carlock.” In the book, the local areas of Illinois were described dating back to the 1840’s. She makes comparison between how nature was then and how it is now…. Continue reading

McLean County Regional Greenway Plan

This plan presents an up-to-date vision for greenways and provides a framework forestablishing a regional system of interconnectedgreenways throughout McLean County andbeyond. The plan presents goals and objectivesin support of this vision and identifiespriority future greenways and potential greenwaylinkages to other regions. The plan wasoriginally completed in 1997 in cooperationwith… Continue reading

Protecting Nature in the Chicago Wilderness Region

The Chicago Wilderness consortium believes that natural areas make communities more attractive,  provide recreational areas, improve air and water quality,  and reduce the hazards of flooding. This document is a guide to local governments and developers on how to protect and enhance nature when planning and designing new development and… Continue reading

Critical Trends Assessment Report, 2002

This is a compilation of research papers created to inform policymakers about the state of Illinois’ ecosystems. The papers score the water quality based on both the habitat and biological properties, and the streams were ranked based on the score. They also look at bird and wildlife censusing to look… Continue reading