Emiquon in the News

The Illinois River floodplain restoration projects at Emiquon and at the Merwin Preserve (also known as “Spunky Bottoms”) have attracted widespread media coverage. To access any of these articles, please click on the blue link.

If you have seen a recent article that is not on our list, or if one of the links has gone dead, please contact Keith Miller at miller.keith@uis.edu.

Second Sunday Science Series Lecture for August, Meteor Showers and Star Party: Press release.

ILLINOIS TIMES published an article about Emiquon – “Return to Emiquon” – in the June 23, 2011 issue.

UIS Provost Harry Berman visited Emiquon and produced a beautiful media piece about Pelicans @ Emiquon, 3 July 2009.

National Geographics Wild Chronicles features Emiquon. 11 April 2009.

UIS receives grant to purchase elemental analyzer. UIS Alumni Magazine, Fall 2008, p.7.

Emiquon Floodplain Restoration – Partnership, Implementation, Research and Challenges. by Dr. Hua Chen and Director Michael Lemke. Restoration News Midwest January 2009, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 2-5.

Midwest – Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration International Dr. Hua Chen of the Emiquon Advisory Board is on the organizing commitee of the chapter.

Director Michael Lemke Profile, INSIDE UIS.

Look on the bright side by Brenda Rothert, Peoria Journal Star (August 13, 2008).

Emiquon Preserve is living lab for SRC biology students Canton Daily Ledger (July 17,2008).

Who lived here? Looking for clues about the former residents of the Emiquon Preserve Springfield State Journal Register (June 28,2008).

UIS Field Station Opens by Jenna Dooley, WUIS Radio (28 April 2008).

Emiquon Field Station Opens by Brenda Rothert, Prarie State Outdoors (27 April 2008).

Emiquon Field Station Dedication Held by Courtney Westlake. UIS News Buraeu (26 April 2008), includes video.

A Great Opening at Emiquon by Ed Wojcicki. The UIS Community Blog (25 April 2008).

Cause for celebration. Moving Forward (Chancellor’s Blog). Richard Ringeisen (April 1, 2008).

Science meeting will focus on Emiquon restoration. UIS press release (March 28, 2008).

A New Day at Emiquon. Chris Young. Springfield Journal Register (February 2, 2008).

The Nature Conservancy Launches Landmark Floodplain Restoration at the Emiquon Preserve. The Nature Conservancy (May 1, 2007).

Illinois Issues, M. Lemke and K. Miller. Wetlands 101. Illinois Issues, Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 2007), 31-33.

UIS Press Release (Oct. 10, 2006), “UIS Biology program hosts ‘BioBlitz’ at Emiquon.”

Illinois Issues, Vol. 32, No. 7 & 8 (July / August 2006), “Photo Essay: Renewal (PDF).” Used with permission of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

The Living Museum, Vol. 67, Nos. 2 & 3 (Summer / Fall 2005), “The Emiquon Archaeological Project: Partnership to the Past (PDF).” Used with permission of the Illinois State Museum.

The Nature Conservancy, “Bald eagle hatched at the Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve.” (May 31, 2005).

Illinois Times, Bird’s-eye View,” by Jeanne Townsend Handy (April 7, 2005), pp. 10-14. Used with permission of Illinois Times.

Illinois Times, The Reawakening,” by Jeanne Townsend Handy (November 24, 2004), pp. 9-15. Used with permission of Illinois Times.

Illinois Times, Water World,” by Pete Sherman (October 30, 2003), pp. 7-8. Used with permission of Illinois Times.