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Read article: Keeping rain where it lands
Keeping rain where it lands
Rainwater is frequently treated like a waste product – gathered up, hustled off our yards, and into the nearest body of water. But instead, what if...
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Read article: Simple steps to help prevent the spread of invasive species 
Simple steps to help prevent the spread of invasive species 
There are a few simple steps to prevent the spread of invasive species. Avoid moving soil or debris from one area to another. When engaging...
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Read article: ISAP Soil Health Leadership Program
ISAP Soil Health Leadership Program
Soil health is a vital component for productive fields, but it is a complex topic. The Illinois Sustainable Ag...
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Read article: From field to faucet: The critical role farmers play in protecting our water
From field to faucet: The critical role farmers play in protecting our water
Farmers have a huge role to play in keeping our waters clean.  According to the National Water Quality Assessment, agricultural runoff is the...

News Releases

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Adventures await in Naturalist Core Education program
LEWISTOWN, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension's Naturalist Core Education Training is designed for adults of any age who love to learn about the natural world. The goal of the program is not to teach people everything there is to know about the...

Videos

Reduce Flooding & Water Pollution with Rain Gardens and Native Plants

Rain gardens and native plants incorporated into home and business landscapes can help to reduce localized flooding, improve local water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and much more. Learn how to consider natural options to handle rain runoff and walk through the recent renovation of the...

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Shiba 'Shibu' Kar

Assistant Dean: Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Program Leader. Associate Director of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant