Peoria, IL – Farmers and environmentalists celebrated the first five years of the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) this week, a unique partnership aimed at supporting research and farmer education on fertilizer practices that improve water quality and economics. Since its inception in 2012, Illinois NREC has invested nearly $9.8 Million into nutrient… Continue reading Farmers, Agriculture Suppliers, and Clean Water Advocates Mark Five Years of Partnership in Nutrient Research and Loss Reduction
Category: Clean Water
Posts relating to clean water work.
Debunking Myths and Taking Action to Stop Asian Carp
Invasive Asian carp are an urgent threat to the health of the Great Lakes, and the people and economies that depend on the lakes and their resources. The Sierra Club and its partners have long advocated for a comprehensive solution to the risk of these fish invading the Great Lakes, along with the other… Continue reading Debunking Myths and Taking Action to Stop Asian Carp
Illinois Fracking Permit Withdrawn Statement of Jack Darin, Director, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
Woolsey Operating Company, LLC has withdrawn its fracking permit and associated application for a wastewater injection well in White County Illinois. The permit was the first horizontal fracking permit to be issued since the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act was enacted in 2013, and recently approved over the objections of area residents and thousands of Illinoisans.… Continue reading Illinois Fracking Permit Withdrawn Statement of Jack Darin, Director, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
Time for a time-out on massive warehouse and distribution centers in Will County until a plan is in place that protects our communities
Residents of Will County strongly urge a moratorium be placed on the annexation and zoning for new warehouses and distribution centers in Village and City jurisdictions of Will County until Will County completes a comprehensive land use and transportation plan. Building on the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan’s emphasis on protecting quality of… Continue reading Time for a time-out on massive warehouse and distribution centers in Will County until a plan is in place that protects our communities
Your car can be more than a pumpkin holder.
It may only be October, but now is a great time to donate your vehicle. When you donate a vehicle that you no longer need or use, your generous donation will not only support Illinois Sierra Club, but you can also benefit from the donation too! When you donate your car, truck or boat to… Continue reading Your car can be more than a pumpkin holder.
Announcing our 2018 platform – 100% In for the Environment
We have never needed our leaders to take bold action for the environment more than now. If we are going to resist the unprecedented threats to basic protections for our air, land, water, and wildlife, and set new examples for smart strategies that can solve our environmental challenges, it is time for Illinois to lead.… Continue reading Announcing our 2018 platform – 100% In for the Environment
Groups applaud release of Asian carp study, urge swift action to move from study to construction
Alliance for the Great Lakes • Natural Resources Defense Council Prairie Rivers Network • Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter Chicago, IL (August 7, 2017) – After much delay, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the Brandon Road Lock & Dam Study. The study provides critical new information on the options for implementing additional Asian… Continue reading Groups applaud release of Asian carp study, urge swift action to move from study to construction
Our Ride Ended, But The Campaign To #SaveTheGreatLakes Continues
My husband and I set out this summer to ride our bikes around Lake Michigan in an effort to help #SaveTheGreatLakes. On our ride we met people from all different places and of all different backgrounds, who were visiting Lake Michigan for all different reasons. Some were bike tourers like us, while others were just… Continue reading Our Ride Ended, But The Campaign To #SaveTheGreatLakes Continues
Saving the Great Lakes has never been a partisan issue
For our honeymoon, my husband and I biked from Vancouver, BC to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon – 1,200 miles in 5 weeks through some of the most beautiful parts of this country. On that trip, it was common to see other folks on bikes loaded up with their tent, gear and sleeping bags… Continue reading Saving the Great Lakes has never been a partisan issue
A perfect ride to visit GLRI success stories in Muskegon, MI
Muskegon, a town in Michigan at the southernmost tip of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, is home to celebrated museums, pristine recreational beaches, a top-notch performing arts camp, an amusement park — and two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative success stories. Our ride into Muskegon was relatively flat and absolutely perfect weather – mid-70s and sunny.… Continue reading A perfect ride to visit GLRI success stories in Muskegon, MI