Friday, May 27, 2011

Emiquon offers expanded visitor facilities, opportunities

New visitor facilities at The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve create unprecedented opportunities for students, teachers, scientists, land managers and the general public to learn about the wetland and enjoy the restoration.

A public opening and ribbon cutting will be held June 4 at 11 a.m. The Emiquon Preserve is a 6,700-acre floodplain restoration located southwest of Peoria near Lewistown, Illinois.

Partners participating include: Dickson Mounds Museum, University of Illinois Springfield, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service among others.

The story was featured in an May 26, 2011, edition of the Canton Daily Ledger.

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