Putting the Flood Back in Floodplains

In 2007, The Nature Conservancy launched a project through its Great Rivers Partnership to restore 7,100 acres of former floodplain, prairie and forest at Emiquon, a natural wildlife refuge along the Illinois River. Today hundreds of acres of prairie and wetland have been planned, water is returning to former lakebeds and thousands of waterfowl, including 20 duck species, are using the area during migration.

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Page Copy Caterpillar Foundation investment helps The Nature Conservancy launch the Great Rivers Partnership
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