Mud to Parks Project
The Mud to Parks Project involves taking river mud and returning the soil to the land. It was envisioned by Illinois' natural resource scientists in the late 1990's to address the sedimentation that is choking Illinois' rivers. Removing the sediment that was once Central Illinois topsoil, and reusing it for parks and wildlife, is a win-win solution for our environments. For more information, visit the Mud to Parks Project web site.
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(College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Nature of Illinois Foundation; the Illinois Stewardship Advisory Committee., 2005-04)The "Mud to Parks" Project highlights a rare opportunity to simultaneously generate environmental, recreational, and economic benefits in two distinct areas of the state of Illinois. This article details the background of ...
(Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2017-08)Periodic dredging of lakes and waterways generates large amounts of material, often stored indefinitely in extensive sediment basins. A proposed dredging project in the Peoria Lake portion of the Illinois River will generate ...
(Champaign, IL : Waste Management and Research Center, 2004-06)Accumulation of sediment in the Illinois River has greatly degraded the ecosystem. A large dredging project has been proposed to improve wildlife habitat and recreation in the Peoria Lakes reach of the river. Disposal of ...
(Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2006)
(Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2003)