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home : outdoors : outdoors   July 22, 2014 

Archers shoot, remove invasive river fish

Bowfishing has been growing in popularity, and 45 boats full of archers shot and caught thousands of pounds of rough fish and invasive species over the weekend in a competition.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Peculiar time for piscine pursuits

If you plan to fish the Hennepin Canal, and have no luck, keep moving and try another stretch.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Invasive species should worry boaters, more
Madison, Wis. - The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Education and Awareness on Invasive Species Partner Award from the United States Forest Service's National Forest System Invasive Species Program.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Federal grant to support clean water at Spring Valley
The DNR plans to construct boat septic tank pump-outs at Spring Valley Boat Club and additional sites in Illinois using a $100,000 federal grant.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Most Starved Rock trails still closed
The majority of trails, the Riverside picnic area and boat launch remain closed at Starved Rock State Park due to storm damage.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Fur trader and storyteller returns July 19

Andy Talley and friends will present interpretations of 18th and 19th century fur trade culture in the Illinois River valley from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Celebration for wetland project
The Wetlands Initiative is holding a celebration July 26 for the start of the Oak Ridge Trail & Restoration Project at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge along the Illinois River in Hennepin.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Waterfowl numbers strong at Dixon Refuge
Spring surveys found large numbers of migrating ducks at the Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Crew of 250 storm Starved Rock for cleanup
The June 30 storm left many downed limbs and trees in Starved Rock State Park. On Wednesday 240 employees from ADM (Archers Daniels Midland) and 10 from Living Lands and Waters cleaned up a good deal of it.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

New state parks guide, upcoming events and more
Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released its new edition of the Illinois State Parks Guide — a resource for information on visiting a state park, fish and wildlife area, recreation area, or other DNR site.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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