Conservation expert talking with alliance
URBANA – Local environmentalist Clark Bullard will address a meeting of the East Central Illinois Environmental Alliance at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Urbana Free Library Auditorium.
Members of the public are welcome.
Bullard is an engineering professor at the University of Illinois who has dealt with energy and water conservation policy throughout his career. He served during the Carter Administration as director of the Conservation Policy Office at the Department of Energy and during the Thompson and Edgar administrations in Illinois on task forces and commissions related to water and energy policy. He also serves on the boards of directors of the National Wildlife Federation and its Illinois affiliate, Prairie Rivers Network. He has organized and led statewide citizens' groups that, among other things, stopped a reservoir project that would have destroyed Illinois' No. 1 river ecosystem and established the first National Scenic River in the state.
He was a leader in the effort to prevent the university from turning Boneyard Creek into a buried sewer through the campus and now serves as Boneyard Creek Commissioner for Urbana.
The East Central Illinois Environmental Alliance was formed in October 2007 to help local environmental groups that are working to influence decisions regarding land use, water use and environmental quality. The nonpartisan alliance is open to any group or individual concerned about environmental issues.