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Jenkins Marsh/VanZelst habitat returning

DU’s Jenkins Marsh/VanZelst Farm project project in Illinois is on its way to becoming an outstanding natural area and fantastic habitat area for ducks that migrate through the Illinois River Valley.

Local Ducks Unlimited Project Improves Water Quality in Illinois River

Nov. 11, 2014--Spring Bay, IL—According to Ducks Unlimited and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, a project near completion in Woodford County will demonstrate how water quality in the Illinois River, and ultimately, the Gulf of Mexico can be improved by restoring wetlands on private lands.

Missouri: NAWCA grant funds next phase of confluence project

ST. LOUIS - Jan. 22, 2013 - Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to implement the third phase of an ongoing conservation effort within the Confluence Region of the Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

Migration Alert: Survey flights report above-average waterfowl numbers in Illinois

A strong frontal passage on Nov. 12 pushed new ducks into Illinois. Aerial survey figures taken the next day show impressive numbers in the Illinois River Valley and along the upper Mississippi River.

Grand Victoria Foundation to Revitalize Upper Peoria Lake

Almost midway between St. Louis and Chicago and within minutes of downtown Peoria is an ecological treasure—Upper Peoria Lake. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, Upper Peoria Lake is a historically significant stopover for ducks migrating along the Illinois River and also home to several duck clubs that share a rich tradition of waterfowl hunting dating back more than a century.

Illinois Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in Illinois. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.

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