The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake has scheduled the annual Christmas tree drop for Wednesday, March 14, 2018. On this day, Corps of Engineers employees, Illinois Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists, and volunteers will place bundled and weighted Christmas trees... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) today announced that 21 Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2017 application period. A total of $18,303.58 will be distributed. “The Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program... Read More.
BENTON, IL- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will be installing 100 new fishing structures in the Jackie Branch Boat Ramp area. The staff at Rend Lake will partner with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to install 50 spider bocks... Read More.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The announcement includes new CRP practices to protect water quality and adds an additional 1.1 million... Read More.
Free activities for children and families will give Illinois State Fair visitors a chance to sample the great outdoors in Illinois at Conservation World at this year’s state fair on Aug. 12-21 in Springfield. Conservation World is a 30-acre park with grass, shade trees, and... Read More.