Governor’s Conference on the Illinois River System
This is a conference YOU will want to attend!
2009 Governor’s Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System
October 20-22, 2009, Peoria, Illinois.
The Illinois River is our state’s most important inland water resource.
• It is also one of our state’s most threatened waterways due to sedimentation
• Stretches from Lake Michigan in Chicago to Grafton – 345 miles
• It is the only navigational link between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico
• Part of the 3rd largest river system in the world
• Nine major rivers enter the Illinois River: Chicago, Des Plaines, Fox, Kankakee, Vermillion, Mackinaw, Sangamon, Spoon, LaMoine
• It has a tremendous impact on our local, state and national economies
• Over 90% of the state’s population lives in the Illinois River watershed
The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway and TransPORT are just two of more than 30 federal, state, regional and local agencies and groups working together to co-sponsor this twelfth biennial Governor’s Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System.
4 important reasons you won’t want to miss attending this conference:
1. It provides the latest update on river issues, programs, progress and future plans that will influence the Illinois River in the 21st century.
2. It offers participants the opportunity to seek out individuals with different opinions and viewpoints on river management, to share your thoughts and concerns with each other, to open your minds to new perspectives, and to explore the opportunity for compromise.
3. It provides the best opportunity of the year for networking with other water resource colleagues.
4. It promises to be exciting, informative, educational, stimulating and enjoyable!
When: October 20-22, 2009
Where: Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria, IL
Conference website: www.conferences.uiuc.edu/ilriver
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