Normally I do not run purely local environmental articles, but this is pretty cool. I hope this actually happens.
Study urges better use of Sangamon River
The Sangamon River is a major untapped resource for tourism, recreation and Abraham Lincoln history in the region.
A just-completed state study of an 85-mile section from Petersburg to Decatur also concluded the river is in need of a major image upgrade, including acknowledgement of the role it played in the life of Lincoln, improved boat access, bike and hiking trails, more public facilities, scenic driving routes, conservation incentives, and stepped-up efforts to reduce fly dumping.
Public presentation of the report — “Lincoln Heritage Water Trail” — at a policy breakfast of the Citizens Club of Springfield on Friday is timed to the 50th anniversary in 2015 of the Lincoln Heritage Canoe Trail.
Gov. Otto Kerner approved creation of the original 65-mile river trail in 1965