DANVILLE — The city’s parks and recreation division and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are sponsoring a volunteer river cleanup at Ellsworth Park from 9-11 a.m. Saturday during the annual Vermilion River Festival.
The budget for the project, called AMBUCS Playground for Everyone 2.0: $110,000. The local chapter has committed $25,000, and it’s already received two $10,000 pledges.
The district's board of directors signed off on the 22-page document, which staffers have been working on since January 2018, at its monthly meeting.
IEPA officials involved in writing the rules will hold listening sessions from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Bremer Auditorium on the Danville Area Community College campus.
In this week's edition: The grown-up edition of the Vermilion County Conservation District’s Outdoor School; bobcat hunting permits; and deer archery permits.
On the chance you don’t already know it, back in July, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act, and that’s cause for celebration. The act is designed to protect the public interest in clean water by placing more stringent rules on coal ash disposal sites.
In this week's edition: The end of restoration of the banks of the Vermilion River near where a lowhead dam was removed in Danville is in sight; the beginning of waterfowl hunting season; and a planned nature preserve hike in Vermilion County.
Each spring, my colleagues and I in the Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability major at the University of Illinois, in cooperation with the program director for Allen Hall, offer a class for undergraduate students on sustainability and environment in Costa Rica. The class combines …
In this week's edition: Prairie Rivers Network's Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Art Theater and the Champaign County Audubon Society's fall-migration bird walks and end-of-summer celebration, hike and bonfire.
What is your connection to monarch butterflies? To many people, butterflies symbolize the common human experience of transformation and new beginnings.
In this week's edition: The Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club gets some well-deserved recognition from the state and the Illini Bass Club's Angler of the Year points race tightens up after last weekend's tournament in Paris.
Through a connection with Twin Cities Garden Club member Judy Blaney, Next Generation teacher Taylor Braastad and the club formalized a plan to start growing a garden near the school’s parking lot in March.
In this week's edition: Replica turkey spurs by Scotty Branca of Tuscola are gaining popularity; hunting deadlines are approaching; big fishing catches at the Conservation World pond at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.
This week, the Vermilion County Fair Board hired a contractor to 'repurpose' the quarter-mile banked dirt track, which has not been profitable, with the hope of using a reconfigured flat area for truck and tractor pulls, motorcross events, demolition derbies, concerts and other events.
This week: A new footbridge along Willow Creek at Forest Glen Preserve near Westville; the Illini Bass Club's July 28 outing to Lake Charleston; and an upcoming deadline for wild-turkey shotgun season.
In this week's edition: An update on the Kickapoo Rail Trail, a black carp bounty from the Illinois Department of Resources and a preview of Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District is seeking financial help from the state to further develop a popular site on the city’s north side.
The museum is almost 14,000 square feet, and displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the latest military actions.
On Aug. 10, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of Lake Shelbyville will auction off about 80 impounded deer stands and climbing sticks. It’s the fourth time they’ve done it since 2009.
Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said city officials sent out solicitations of interest to about 50 casino owners and developers across the country. Any proposals submitted will be considered by a steering committee that includes Williams, Alderman Mike Puhr and community leaders.