Environmental Steward

  • Protecting Waterways: The center assists the Illinois Department of Natural Resources with its efforts to eradicate Asian carp from the state’s rivers by allowing individuals to fish near the center's canals. 
  • Pollinators: Center employees have planted hundreds of buttermilk plants in the last year to support the native bee and butterfly populations. 
  • Tree Planting: Employees assisted with planting 100 trees in Coal City last year as an Arbor Day event designed to replace the hundreds of trees destroyed by a tornado a few years ago.