The Emiquon floodplain restoration is the focus of tonight’s discussion on the UIS campus. Those attending will hear about the more than 7-thousand acres in Fulton County near Lewistown that are being restored to a native wetland.UIS Biology Professor Mike Lemke, director of the UIS Therkildsen Field Station at the Emiquon preserve speaks tonight, along with Dr. Claudia Costa Bonecker of Brazil.
She is a distinguished ecology professor studying Continental Aquatic Environments and Comparative Biology at The State University of Maringá in Paraná State, Brazil. She has has also been studying the work being done in central Illinois.
In this interview, we get an update on the Emiquon project, where it’s been and where it’s going….
Tonight’s event is part of the University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series. Titled “Taking the River Pulse: Sustainability and Restoration of Rivers and Their Floodplains in Illinois and Brazil”. It is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library.