Why is reducing plastic pollution important?

May 29, 2020

Plastic is a part of all of our lives and in almost everything, we come into contact with on a daily basis. Each year over 300 million tons of plastic is produced and more than 8 million tons of plastic trash finds its way into the world’s oceans. The bulk of this pollution is made …

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Environmental group picking up tons of trash along the Illinois River

May 22, 2020

A Quad-Cities based environmental group is currently docked in Peoria to do a cleanup of great magnitude. Living Lands and Waters is out on the Illinois River picking up trash all along the banks and in the water. By the time they are finished with this project, they will have picked up nearly 25 tons …

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Illinois American Water Announces Over $25,000 in Environmental Grants for Water Source Protection

May 22, 2020

Illinois American Water is announcing environmental grants for eight watershed initiatives across the state. The environmental grant recipients will receive a share of funds totaling $25,672 for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. According to Justin Ladner, Illinois American Water President, including the 2020 commitment more than $247,000 in environmental grants will have …

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