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Shedd Aquarium

Emiquon Preserve

11304 N Prairie Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542

Bird & Eagle Watching

Emiquon is a location on the Illinois River that the Nature Conservancy protects and encourages visitors.

Emiquon is one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest. It is the premiere demonstration site for The Nature Conservancy’s work on the Illinois River and within the Upper Mississippi River system and ultimately will help guide large floodplain river restoration efforts around the world. The Conservancy recently installed a water management structure as the next step in the restoration process. Additionally, Emiquon offers a wide range of recreational activities, from birding to paddling to hunting and fishing.

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