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"The delineation of green infrastructure is intended for use as a guideline for planning and open space preservation. Determination of detailed boundaries of open space areas should be based upon detailed inventories and analyses of natural resources and other factors. This map is to be used for general planning purposes only. The information displayed on this map comes from a variety of sources and varies in age and spatial accuracy. Data Sources: ESRI, Illinois DNR, USGS, Ducks Unlimited. Date of aerial photography for Kankakee County portion of watershed: 1998-2001. Date of aerial photography for Will County portion of watershed: Spring 2005. Map created by Openlands Project, April 2005; edited and reprinted June/July/November 2006"

This physical map was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. The original document is protected under copyright so it is not available online. In order to arrange in-person access, please call the Benner Library main number (815) 939-5354 and ask for the Digital Initiatives Librarian.


J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.

Logos on bottom of map: Metropolitan Planning Council, Openlands Project, Campaign for Sensible Growth.

"Funding provided by The Joyce Foundation and The Lumpkin Family Foundation"