Illinois Department of Natural Resources Mud to Parks

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The Mud to Parks Program (M2P) is a unique, one-of-a-kind program 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 for our environment.


This resource was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. J. R. Black printed off and filed a number of documents of information from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' website about the Mud to Parks Program. Benner Library's Digital Initiatives staff found the content online and is providing a link to that source. 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.

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