RIVER & WATER CONSERVATION RESOURCES
An asterisk (*) indicates affiliation with the Illinois Environmental Council.
Large, nationwide organization focused on river management and preservation, plus pollution issues across the U.S., including the Mississippi River.
For Illinois inquiries, contact the Rock Island Office:
Mailing Address: 3018 22nd Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (217) 390-3658
FRIENDS OF THE CACHE RIVER WATERSHED
This is a “not-for-profit group of citizens dedicated to protecting, enhancing and sharing a unique natural and recreational resource, the Cache River Wetlands.”
Mailing Address: 8885 State Route 37 South Cypress, IL 62923
Phone: 618) 657-2203 / (618) 657-2064 (Wetland Center)
ILLINOIS CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Aims to preserve and enhance Illinois natural resources.
Mailing Address: One Natural Resources Way Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 785-2003
ILLINOIS GROUNDWATER ASSOCIATION
Concerned with groundwater resources in Illinois.
ILLINOIS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SOUTHERN CHAPTER*
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 271 Carbondale, IL 62901
INTERNATIONAL EROSION CONTROL ASSOCIATION, GREAT LAKES CHAPTER
The chapter aims to unite individuals interested in issue of erosion control, sediment control, and stormwater management. Focus includes Illinois.
Mailing Address: 2585 Wagner Court Dekalb, IL 60115
Phone: (970) 846-9015
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IN ILLINOIS*
For general inquiries, please contact the main Illinois offices.
Mailing Address: The Nature Conservancy in Illinois
400 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100 Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 580-2100
For southern Illinois-specific information, please contact the Southern Illinois Program. Mailing Address: Southern Illinois Program 700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918
PRAIRIE RIVERS NETWORK*
The foci for this organization is clean water, water and energy, water and farming, and rivers and wildlife. The site also incorporates “Rivers 101,” which includes southern Illinois rivers.
Mailing Address: 1605 South State Street, Suite 1 Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 344-2371
PRAIRIE STATE CONSERVATION COALITION*
The mission of this coalition is “to assist conservation land trusts in protecting land and water resources in Illinois.” The site also provides a map and directory of Illinois land trusts.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2547 Springfield, IL 62708
RIVER TO RIVER COOPERATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREA
A partnership between 13 federal and state agencies, organizations, and universities, this organization works to “cooperatively address the short and long-term effects of non-native invasive plants across jurisdictional boundaries within the 11 southern counties of Illinois.” Its focus includes: education and public awareness; early detection and rapid response; prevention; control and management; and research activities.
Phone: (815) 953-6633 (Nick Seaton, Project Coordinator)
The Waterkeeper Alliance is a network focused on clean water issues, including those of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash rivers.
Mailing Address: 180 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 747-0622
THE WETLANDS INITIATIVE*
The Wetlands Initiative “designs, restores, and creates wetlands” in order to “improve water quality, habitat for plants and wildlife, and our climate.”
Mailing Address: 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1015 Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312) 922-0777
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