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Description of Kankakee River's natural path, channelization, Potowatomie (sic) name, trivia, summary of two scientific studies regarding sediment and sandbed load, NIAA activities, J.R. Blacks' role on Land Use and Water Resource Task Force, funding, and recognition by other agencies.


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. His family donated his papers to Olivet Nazarene University.

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