Peoria Audubon Meetings
Emiquon - Reconnect to Illinois River?
Wed., Oct. 8,
Park Nature Center
Doug Blodgett, Director for River Conservation, will give a
Emiquon Preserve and the science behind the planned
reconnection to the Illinois River.
Doug was instrumental in the planning and development of The
Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve. Improving the
health of the Illinois River is the ultimate goal of the
work at Emiquon. To do this, restoring the natural
connection between the river and Emiquon is a top priority.
Doug and his team are working to complete the design and
construction of managed structures that make this
American White Pelicans at Emiquon
Doug has been with the Illinois Nature Conservancy for 13
years and leads a team of scientists and conservation staff
at The Emiquon Preserve. Prior to joining TNC, he was a
research scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at Forest Park Nature Center. Everyone
is welcome. And, the meetings are FREE!
Public is Always
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.