The Kankakee River is the essential natural resource both for the present and future health and vitality of the Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana regions. The Kankakee River Watershed Conference, “Kankakee: The River That Connects Us,” will highlight the sustainable stewardship of this remarkable asset. Specific emphasis will be given to the concerns of the bi-state region, including: access to drinking water and wastewater disposal, water for commercial use, agricultural drainage, fisheries, boating, maintaining associated habitats for wildlife and wise floodplain control.
This conference will bring together stakeholders and interested individuals from Illinois and Indiana for education and conversation about the current conditions of the Kankakee watershed, while forging new relationships and seeking clear directions to ensure a continually improving ecosystem for the good of all current and future residents.
The conference will be held on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University on February 10, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included if you register on or before January 26. Registration is free and will close on February 6.
Registration and a full schedule of presentations and speakers can be found in the ‘Resources’ section of this page. For questions, please contact Professor Randy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hosting you for this exciting event!
Conference check-in, exhibits and sessions will all take place in the Larsen Fine Arts Center on Olivet's main campus in Bourbonnais.
Olivet Nazarene University
1 University Avenue
Parking is available in the Larsen Fine Arts Center lot at the intersection of Route 45 and Route 102.
Contact Dr. Randy Johnson at email@example.com for more info.