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 Logan Benedict at lbenedic@uis.edu.

Biologists Hope Ospreys Find Their Way Back To Illinois. Illinois Issues February 2015

Biologists Conclude Second Year of IDNR Osprey Recovery Project. IDNR news 9/15/2014

University experience reaches to Emiquon. The State Journal-Register, by Susan Koch March 2014

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.

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.

Professor Michael Lemke Profile, INSIDE UIS.

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

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

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

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

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).