RIVER & WATER CONSERVATION RESOURCES
An asterisk (*) indicates affiliation with the Illinois Environmental Council.
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AMERICAN RIVERS*

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

Email: feedback@americanrivers.org

Website: https://www.americanrivers.org

 

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)

Email: friendsofthecacheriver@gmail.com

Website: https://friendsofthecache.org

 

ILLINOIS CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Aims to preserve and enhance Illinois natural resources.

 

Mailing Address: One Natural Resources Way Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: (217) 785-2003

Email: info@ilconservation.org

Website: www.ilcf.org

 

ILLINOIS GROUNDWATER ASSOCIATION

Concerned with groundwater resources in Illinois.

 

Email: il.groundwater.association@gmail.com

Website: http://www.illinoisgroundwater.org

 

ILLINOIS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SOUTHERN CHAPTER*     

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 271  Carbondale, IL 62901

Email: southernillinoisplants@gmail.com

Website: https://illinoisplants.org/southern-chapter/

 

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

Website: https://greatlakesieca.org

 

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
Email: illinois@tnc.org

Website (US): https://www.nature.org/en-us/
Website (IL): https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/illinois/ contact-the-nature-conservancy-in-illinois/

 

For southern Illinois-specific information, please contact the Southern Illinois Program. Mailing Address: Southern Illinois Program  700 Logan College Road  Carterville, IL 62918

Phone: 309-338-3061

 

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

Email: info@prairierivers.org

Website: https://prairierivers.org

 

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

Email: PSCC@prairiestateconservation.org

Website: http://www.prairiestateconservation.org/index.html

 

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)

Email: rtrcwma@gmail.com
Website: https://www.rtrcwma.org

 

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE

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

Email: info@waterkeeper.org

Website: https://waterkeeper.org

 

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

Email: twi@wetlands-initiative.org

Website: http://www.wetlands-initiative.org

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