This spring, I saw a adult Bald Eagle with a juvenile in an unlikely place-a small creek in rural Douglas County-what most people would call a drainage ditch. It occurred to me how little attention we pay to these tiny remaining wildlife habitats embedded in our landscape. These tiny creeks require surprisingly little from us in order to sustain the local wildlife and health of downstream systems. While preservation of these habitats involves little active management, it does require vigilance: someone has to monitor local land uses and bring awareness to situations that threaten harm to these systems. Prairie River Networks has been doing that sort of basic blocking and tackling for years, asking for little recognition or praise for this important work. I hope you choose to support their efforts. Thank you for visiting.
Thank you for helping me protect the wildlife of Illinois. I am running for wildlife with Prairie Rivers Network. The money I raise during this campaign will help restore wetlands, reconnect rivers to their floodplains, and protect wildlife. Thank you for helping me on my run!