Kaskaskia Watershed Association Showcase

August 23, 2013

The Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc. will hold its 13th Annual Showcase on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Kaskaskia River Marina located in New Athens, Illinois. The event is open to the public and hosted by the Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc. (KWA) and the Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholder, Inc (LKSI). Registration and lunch begin at 11:00 a.m.; a $15.00 registration fee covers the cost of lunch and refreshments. Immediately following lunch, a three hour barge tour to view areas along the Kaskaskia River will be offered.

This year’s, theme “KASKASKIA HAS IT ALL” – River, Recreation, Rail, and Road, will showcase the lower reach of the Kaskaskia River from Fayetteville to the Confluence of the Mississippi River. The Kaskaskia River plays a vital role in the success of navigation, environmental stewardship, agriculture, water supply, recreation, and industry in the southwestern Illinois region.

The purpose of the showcase is to encourage people throughout the watershed, which extends from the headwaters of the Kaskaskia River north of Champaign, IL to the confluence of the Mississippi River, to work together to find common solutions to enhance and improve the watershed. The Kaskaskia Watershed covers all or parts of 22 counties in central and southwest Illinois.
To register, contact Cheryl Salger, Gateway FS at (618) 282-4004. Checks may be made payable to LKSI, Inc.