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On June 14, 2007, UIS held a groundbreaking ceremony for a field station at Emiquon Preserve along the Illinois River near Lewistown.

Facilities at the new field station will include offices, a smart classroom, conference room, library/study, and wet and dry laboratories.

At the station, faculty and students will study floodplains, particularly the restoration of The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve, the largest floodplain restoration project in the Midwest.

Read more about the Emiquon Project

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Photos by Jeremy Wilburn


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Shovels ready for the dig. Dr. Michael Lemke and Provost Harry Berman discuss the field station. Chancellor Ringeisen and Provost Berman. Dr. Keith Miller and Dr. Michael Lemke discuss the field station. A view of Emiquon from the site of the field station.
A view of Emiquon. The event included a tour of Emiquon. Rows of trees have been planted as part of the restoration project. The event included a tour of Emiquon. A view of Emiquon.
A view of Emiquon. Dr. Michael Lemke discusses the plans for the field station. Provost Harry Berman speaking at the ceremony. Chancellor Richard Ringeisen speaking at the ceremony. Breaking ground at the site of the new field station.